Markham Public Library Commemorates National Indigenous History Month

Indigenous Peoples Day

This month we commemorate National Indigenous History Month in Canada. It reminds us to take a look back at the history of the Indigenous peoples in Canada. Indigenous Peoples are the first peoples of Canada, they have been here even before it became a country. They were here before France and Britain colonized the land. Indigenous peoples include First Nations, Metis and Inuit. These three peoples have unique languages, beliefs and cultures. This month, let us learn more about Indigenous history and culture. 


Indigenous Peoples Day Drumming/Meditation
June 21 | 1 PM 

The drum is known as the heart beat of Mother Earth. There are many teachings that this instrument can give, but there are thousands of varieties of drums throughout the globe. David is a master percussionist and will bring together in this workshop, teachings from many cultures, including the hand drum of the Plains Cree, Dakota/Lakota peoples and the water drum of the Haudenosaunee-Mohawk peoples.



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