Aboriginal Peoples


Celebrating Edmonton's Aboriginal Community

Through diverse programming and events, EPL creates year-round opportunities for sharing, learning and fellowship. We also offer dedicated Aboriginal collections in most of our branches where you can access CDs, DVDs, children's materials, fiction and non-fiction books, as well as Aboriginal language collections created for, by, and about Aboriginal Peoples close to home and around the world.

National Aboriginal History Month
Celebrate the culture and heritage of Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples with EPL during National Aboriginal History Month.


There's no better place to celebrate National Aboriginal History Month than at EPL

Storytimes, crafts, music and more! EPL is the place to be in June for National Aboriginal History Month.

Don't miss a single event.

Program / EventLocation | Date | Time

Storytelling with Richard Van Camp

Join internationally renowned storyteller and author Richard Van Camp for captivating traditional Aboriginal storytelling.

Van Camp has been recognized by the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers as Storyteller of the Year (2007) for both Canada and the United States.

Mill Woods Branch | Wednesday, June 18| 11:00 a.m.

Woodcroft Branch | Saturday, June 21 | 2:30 p.m.

Jasper Place Branch | Monday, June 23 | 1:30 p.m.

Idylwylde Branch | Thursday, June 26 | 10:30 a.m.



Film Screening: The Lesser Blessed

Premiered to critical acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and based on the celebrated novel by Richard Van Camp, The Lesser Blessed is an eye-opening depiction of what it is like to be a vulnerable teenager in today’s modern world.


Library Theatre, Stanley A. Milner | Wednesday, June 25 | 6:30 pm




Aboriginal Collection
While all EPL locations carry Aboriginal materials, 11 of our 17 branches have dedicated Aboriginal Collections which celebrate the arts, literature and culture of the Aboriginal community.

Aboriginal Programs and Events at EPL
Throughout the year, EPL hosts several Aboriginal focused programs and events including cultural programs and performances, Aboriginal book clubs, career planning workshops, health workshops and Aboriginal storytimes, to name just a few.