Books from Indigenous Voices

June is National Indigenous History Month, and the Port Colborne Public Library has made books by Indigenous authors easier to find in both the adult and children’s rooms.

Discovering Indigenous Voices

The Port Colborne Public Library has dedicated spaces for people to explore and easily find books by Indigenous creators about Indigenous history.

Earlier this year, the Port Colborne Public Library enhanced the collection by adding nominated titles from the 2021-2022 First Nations Communities Read (FNCR) program. The FNCR collection was purchased from, a First Nations family-owned business passionate about Indigenous education. Funding was received in partnership with the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum through a Niagara Investment in Culture grant, with support from the Niagara Region

“The Board’s vision is to empower, enrich and educate. The grant not only served to enhance our collections, but helps us help our user communities learn more about the invaluable contributions of Indigenous Peoples by expanding access to the works of Indigenous authors,” said Susan Therrien, Director of Library Services.


Tues., June 21, 2022, marks National Indigenous Peoples Day. Beginning on June 21, 2022, in partnership with the TD Summer Reading Club, the Port Colborne Public Library will showcase the award-winning children’s book Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox by Indigenous author Danielle Daniel in a StoryWalk.

A StoryWalk is a fun, socially-distanced activity that places a children’s book, page by page, on poster boards along a path or in a park. Families have the opportunity to enjoy reading a book while strolling through their community.

The Port Colborne Public Library will set up the StoryWalk outdoors on library property from June 21 until Aug. 27, 2022. Everyone is welcome to discover and read Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox throughout the summer when they visit. The book is an introduction to the Anishinaabe tradition of totem animals and is also available at the library for patrons to borrow and read at home.

About National Indigenous History Month

National Indigenous History Month is an opportunity to recognize the unique cultures, traditions, communities and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. National Indigenous History Month invites Indigenous Peoples to celebrate their diverse cultures, languages, and histories in the spirit of pride and preservation. For non-Indigenous Canadians, it is an opportunity to learn and show recognition of the role Indigenous Peoples have played and continue to play in shaping Canada.

To learn more about National Indigenous History Month, visit the Government of Canada’s website.

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About Port Colborne Public Library

The Port Colborne Public Library serves the City of Port Colborne to enrich, empower and educate. The library is dedicated to meeting the needs of its user communities with great books, services, programs and resources. The Port Colborne Public Library is a welcoming space for all. For more information on library services and upcoming events, call the Library at 905-834-6512 or email