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Indigenous & First Nations Studies: Indigenous Peoples Day - June 21, 2021

Library and online resources for researching Indigenous and First Nations topics.

On this page, you will find lists of films, books, and more to help you acknowledge Indigenous Peoples Day.

Films by Indigenous Creators


Welcome and Blessing from Elder John - June 21 at 9am

Please join us online at 9am to be greeted by Elder John, a VCC Elder-in-Residence, as we begin Indigenous Day at VCC. Elder John Sam is from the Tutshone, Tlingit and Dene First Nations and has been an artist and wood carver since 1991. He also enjoys participating in ceremony and sharing knowledge by offering workshops. VCC Library is honoured to be hosting Elder John as he welcomes us, offers a blessing, and leads us into the start of Indigenous Peoples Day.

Use the following Zoom link to join just before 9am:

You can also participate on our Facebook livestream:


8th Fire Streaming with VCC Library - June 21 from 12-1pm and 2-3pm

Join us on Zoom to watch episodes from 8th Fire together – an acclaimed documentary series produced by CBC on Indigenous/settler relations in Canada, weaving together elements from both past and present. The series is hosted by Wab Kinew, from the Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation, who encourages us all to learn, be proactive, and grow in relationship together.

We will watch Episode 1: Indigenous in the City from 12pm – 1pm and Episode 2: It’s Time from 2pm-3pm. There will be an opportunity to use the Zoom chat function throughout the episodes, and some time to share our thoughts and experiences afterward.

Use the following link to join at 12pm and at 2pm:

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