Indigenous Services

A Safe and Welcoming Space for All

The Library’s Commitment to Reconciliation

Calgary Public Library welcomed its first Indigenous Services team member in 2017. This growing team focuses on Indigenous engagement, ensuring Library programs and services are designed around community needs.

Partnership is critical to the Library’s approach to reconciliation. For opportunities to partner and collaborate, or to share ideas and suggestions, please contact the Indigenous Services team by email at alayna.manyguns@calgarylibrary.ca or at 403-221-2073.

Elders from different Nations are available in the Elders’ Guidance Circle.

Anyone is welcome to visit the Elders, who can provide education, storytelling, and a spiritual component to programs and services, including ceremony and smudges.

Six Indigenous artists contributed art for Indigenous Placemaking.

Visit Central Library to view both traditional and contemporary art installations throughout the building. Indigenous Placemaking is currently expanding to two community libraries and a new space in Central Library.

View Indigenous Placemaking

Indigenous Ambassadors at the Library

Calgary Public Library invites expressions of interest from the Indigenous community, from people who are experienced artists, performers, knowledge keepers, storytellers, presenters, crafters, and service providers.

Submit an expression of interest

International Year of Indigenous Languages

The United Nations declared 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages. View Library programs, resources, and book titles that recognize this event.

Learn more