In Canada, September 30 is Orange Shirt Day, also known as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Waterloo Public Library is here to support your continued learning and reflection of the painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools. Our website offers a variety of resources including book recommendations, films, current and historical information, programs, information about local Indigenous organizations, and more.
Kitchener Public Library, Idea Exchange, and Region of Waterloo Library also offer additional resources to support your continued reflection and learning.
Public acknowledgement of the traditional territory upon which we all live is an important step toward reconciliation. The following territorial land acknowledgement and a brief history of the land in Waterloo Region can also be found on our website.
We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we are situated today is located on the Haldimand Tract, land that was granted to the Haudenosaunee of the Six Nations of the Grand River and is within the territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabe, and Haudenosaunee peoples.
To learn more about territorial land acknowledgements, visit Native Land Digital.