Indigenous Services

Indigenous Placemaking

Browse installations by artists from or with a connection to Treaty 7

The Library's placemaking journey began in 2017 with meetings with the Indigenous Place Making Council of Canada. Under their guidance, we visited the Stoney Nakoda, Siksika, Tsuut'ina, and M├ętis Nations of Alberta, as well as the Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary for input on making Indigenous visual and oral storytelling more prominent in Library locations.

Indigenous Placemaking is the ongoing result. This initiative develops traditional and contemporary artworks that promote understanding of Indigenous peoples and cultures within Treaty 7 territory.

The creation of these works inspires collaboration among artists of all disciplines, backgrounds, and experience levels. Having these pieces in the Library helps create an inclusive space for sharing and gathering of all Nations and communities to learn and grow together. 

Supported by Suncor Energy Foundation.