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Truth and Reconciliation

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Our Acknowledgement 

Oakville Public Library is situated on Treaty #14 and Treaty #22 lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat and the Haudenosaunee. Oakville is currently home to many different First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

Regardless of where we come from, we are all interconnected through the land that we live on, water that we use and air that we breathe.

We are committed to a continuous learning journey in allyship. We seek to elevate Indigenous voices and lived experience to cultivate reconciliation in Oakville.

The Path Ahead

We encourage everyone to continue their reconciliation journey by visiting the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR). The NCTR is the permanent home for all statements, documents, and other materials gathered by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

Discover the First Nations, Métis and Inuit collections at Oakville Public Library, view The Oakville Heritage Moment: The Mississaugas of the Credit. First Nations, Métis and Inuit programs and services that serve Oakville can also be found on the Halton Community Services Directory.

Photo credit: Mother Bear Medicine – Nooshay Mukwaa Maashkikii (Northern Woodland Anishinawbe Dialect)
By Johl Whiteduck Ringuette, Ren Lonechild and Angela Aula of Red Urban Nation Artist Collective
As seen at Central Branch, Oakville Public Library