Diverse Voices – Indigenous Indigenous Portal Upcoming Events Featured Content Library Collection Additional Resources Upcoming Events Featured Content Library Collection Additional Resources Upcoming Events Events at RDPL Close Open Event Thunderbird Learners Saturdays | 11am - 1pm Downtown Branch Cultural literacy programs hosted by Red Deer Native Friendship Society! Programs are for ages 3-6 or 7-12, depending on the date. Sign up! Mar 2 Thunderbird Learners (ages 3-6) Mar 2nd | 11:00am - 1:00pm Downtown Branch Mar 9 Thunderbird Learners (ages 7-12) Mar 9th | 11:00am - 1:00pm Downtown Branch Mar 16 Thunderbird Learners (ages 3-6) Mar 16th | 11:00am - 1:00pm Downtown Branch View more events Community Events Close Open Website Red Deer Native Friendship Society Check out Red Deer Native Friendship Society's Facebook page where they share information about their many community programs and events! Close Open Website Metis Nation of Alberta Find out about local programs, events, and more on the Facebook page for Metis Nation of Alberta Local 492! Featured Content Close Open Website Voices of the Land A collaboration between Indigenous communities & library systems across Alberta to share, discover, and celebrate Indigenous content online. Close Open Online Resource Prairie Indigenous eBook Collection Stories by Indigenous authors, and writings about Indigenous culture, from publishers in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Close Open Blog Post Indigenous Crime Fiction Discover new engaging stories highlighting real world issues. Jill Metchooyeah Check it out! Indigenous Collection For Adults For Teens For Kids View All Select a carousel For Adults For Teens For Kids View All Staff Picks Close Open Celebrating Indigenous Music Celebrate the contributions of Indigenous Peoples to music in North America by sampling some of these CDs, DVDs and kits. Close Open Orange Shirt Day - Adult/Young Adult Books Orange Shirt Day falls on September 30. These books for Adults and Young Adults discuss the effects and legacy of Residential Schools. Close Open Sisters in Spirit Held on October 4th, honours missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people, and shows support for their loved ones. Close Open Orange Shirt Day: Children's Books Books about Orange Shirt Day, which falls on September 30. In 2021, this day was declared the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Indigenous Backpacks & Kits Resources Close Open Reconciliation in Alberta Details the Alberta government's action toward reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. Close Open Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action The TRC Calls to Action set out a path toward reconciliation by providing meaningful targets for governments, organizations and individuals. Close Open Voices of the Land A collaboration between Indigenous communities & library systems across Alberta to share, discover, and celebrate Indigenous content online. Close Open ᐋᐧᐋᐧᑲᒧᐤ wâwâkamow Sheds light on some of the challenges Indigenous young people face as they navigate through the adult justice system for the first time. Land Acknowledgement As part of our commitment to Reconciliation, we acknowledge that we live, work, learn, and play on the traditional and current lands of Treaty 6 First Nations (the Cree, Dene, Blackfoot, Saulteaux and Nakota Sioux) and Treaty 7 First Nations (the Blackfoot Confederacy: Kainai, Piikani and Siksika as well as the Tsuu T’ina Nation and Stoney Nakoda First Nation), and of the Métis People of Region 3. We respect the histories, languages, and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our community.