Land Acknowledgment

Our building is situated on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka people. The land in our area was also a diplomatic meeting place with other Iroquoians and Algonquians including Algonquin-Anishinaabe, Atikamekw, and Huron-Wendat.

We acknowledge that we are located on land that has been the site of human creativity and storytelling for thousands of years, and are thankful that we are able to meet, collaborate, learn, create and work here.

We have an Indigenous Collection of library materials, comprising nonfiction, fiction and films. Use our online catalogue to see all the titles; enter “Indigenous Collection” (include quotation marks) in the Keywords field.

In 2017-2018 we hosted a guided community reading of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada to help build meaningful and open relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in the Montreal region. As part of the Atwater Reads the TRC project, we started our Indigenous Collection.