Please browse our list of resources from Haliburton County Public Library and elsewhere. We welcome feedback on additional materials and resources to enrich our knowledge of Indigenous history, experiences of Indigenous peoples, and the Truth and Reconciliation process.
HCPL maintains a collection of books by Indigenous authors for all ages that reflect, in their own words, the experiences of many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people in Canada.
Adult and Young Adult Books by Indigenous Authors
Children's Books by Indigenous Authors
Along with many other public libraries across Canada, HCPL is working to implement Respectful Subject Headings, which moves away from the outdated colonial subject headings that have been used to describe items in our collection. This is an ongoing process.
We Are All Treaty People is a digital collection from the Kawartha Lakes Public Library.
Learn about the First Nations whose traditional territory we are on:
Curve Lake First Nation
Rama First Nation
Hiawatha First Nation
Alderville First Nation
Scugog First Nation
Beausoleil First Nation
Georgina Island First Nation
Find out about Indigenous territories, languages and treaty regions across the globe at Native-Land.ca
Ezhi-nawending: How we are related is a free and interactive online portal from the Anishinabek Nation. It is designed for elementary students, but valuable for all ages.
Indigenous Engagement: A Reference for Consultation and Engagement is a resource to provide support for cultural and ecological planning, development projects and applications, species and natural resource management, watershed management and shoreline development official plan input, stewardship, education and research, partnerships and collaboration.
University of Alberta: Indigenous Canada is a Massive Open Online Course that is free to take. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores the complex experiences Indigenous peoples face today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations.
September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Find out more about this day from the Orange Shirt Society. HCPL will have activity kits available to take home—just stop in to your local branch.