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The Biblio File: Library News

The Biblio File
June 7, 2021

With the discovery of the bodies of 215 children by the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, the Pinawa Public Library recognizes that it is located on Treaty 3 territory, the homeland of the Anishinaabe Nation. We empathise with the children’s families, the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc community, and all survivors of residential schools for whom this has made horrible memories resurface.

The Pinawa Public Library has fiction and non-fiction books about residential schools and the experiences of Indigenous peoples in Canada. We hope that by recognizing Canada’s past and the problems that still exist, and by making these books visible, our library is a safe space for our Indigenous patrons, and a place for learning for our non-Indigenous patrons.



You can find more books about Indigenous people, history and experiences by searching the keyword “Indigenous” in the Search Our Catalogue function on our website.

For more information on Treaty 3 territory and the Anishinaabe Nation, you can visit Home – Grand Council Treaty #3 (