National Indigenous Peoples Day

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June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day and June is National Indigenous History Month. There are a variety of in-person and virtual events and activities taking place in Richmond to recognize the heritage and strength of Indigenous Peoples.

Cedar: Tree Of Life Take-Home Activity Kit

Kits will be available for pick up at the Richmond Cultural Centre from Jun 15 to 21. 
Richmond Museum, 7700 Minoru Gate
Learn all about the cedar tree and its significance for many First Peoples. Special access to video content created by Musqueam weaver Vivian Mearns Notaro will help you weave your own cedar bracelet with materials provided. Activity kits are free and registration is open to participants ages 6-12.

Register online: #242949

Cedar Bracelet Weaving Workshop with Rita Kompst

Sat, Jun 25, 11:00am to 1:00pm
Richmond Arts Centre, 180-7700 Minoru Gate
Join Musqueam artist Rita Kompst to learn traditional techniques of Coast Salish cedar weaving and, using locally harvested cedar prepared by the artist, create a unique bracelet to take home. The workshop is open to participants aged 16+ and the course fee is $20 per participant.

Register online: #217808 

Hope and Healing Canada Exhibit by Tracey-Mae Chambers

Ongoing until Sep 30
Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate
Visit the Richmond Cultural Centre’s rotunda for Tracey-Mae Chambers’ site-responsive artist project, Hope and Healing Canada. The goal of Chambers’ art installation is to broach the subject of decolonization with viewers and help bridge the gap between settlers and Indigenous, Métis and Inuit people. Learn more at

Indigenous Perspectives Collection

Richmond Public Library - all locations
The library’s Indigenous Perspectives Collection will be displayed at all library locations throughout the month of June and community members are encouraged to explore the Indigenous Resources webpage.

For more information and to register for the following programs, visit the Richmond Public Library or call 604-231-6413.

Indigenous Plant Walk with Lori Snyder at Steveston Park

Thu, Jun 15, 4:00 to 5:00pm
Steveston Library, 4111 Moncton Street
Join us outside at Steveston Park for an Indigenous Plant Walk.  Listen to Métis herbalist and plant educator Lori Snyder as she talks about the plant life local to the Steveston neighbourhood.  This program will take place rain or shine. Please be sure to dress for the weather. 

Book Club: Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese 

Mon, Jun 12, 7:00 to 8:00pm
Brighouse Library – Community Place Program Room (2nd floor), 7700 Minoru Gate
The Richmond Public Library Book Club will be reading in June, Indian Horse, a novel by award-winning Canadian Indigenous author Richard Wagamese.

Children’s Programs: Family and Teddybear Storytimes 

Sun, Jun 19 to Sun, Jun 24
Various library locations
Storytimes will feature stories by Indigenous authors and illustrators.

Film Club: Wildhood

Tue, Jun 20, 6:00 to 8:30pm
Brighouse Library – Community Place Program Room (2nd floor), 7700 Minoru Gate
Richmond Public Library's Film Club invites you to join us for a screening of Wildhood (2021) written and directed by Bretten Hannam, who is a two-spirit filmmaker living in Kespukwitk, L’nuekati (Nova Scotia).

Film Club: Beans

Tue, Jun 20, 6:00 to 8:30pm
Brighouse Library – Community Place Program Room (2nd floor), 7700 Minoru Gate
Join Richmond Public Library for an all-day screening of the award-winning film Beans (2020), directed by Tracey Deer.  Based on true events, Tracey Deer's debut feature chronicles the 78-day standoff between two Mohawk communities and government forces in 1990 in Quebec.