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First Nation Communities Read


First Nation Communities Read

The First Nation Communities Read has announced the title for the 2014-15 year, it is Wild Berries/Pakwa Che Menisu by Julie Flett. First Nation Communities Read is an annual reading program launched in 2003 by the First Nations public library community in Ontario. All First Nation Communities Read (FNCR) program titles are written and/or illustrated by, or otherwise involve the participation of a First Nation, Métis, or Inuit creator, or contain First Nation, Métis, or Inuit content. Selected titles encourage family literacy, intergenerational storytelling, and intergenerational information sharing.

The short-list runner-up titles are: The Diamond Willow Walking Stick: A Traditional Métis Story about Generosity written and illustrated by Leah Marie Dorion (on order - not in Bibliocommons yet); Little Chief and the Gifts of Morning Star written by Victor Lethbridge and illustrated by Ben Crane; Moccasin Creek written and illustrated by Rene Andre Meshake, and Raven Brings the Light written by Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd, and illustrated by Roy Henry Vickers.


Join us at the Library to participate in our activities to celebrate National Aboriginal Day through our First Nation Communities Read programs on June 19th.

First Nation Communities Read Storytime at the Painswick branch - Thursday, June 19th at 10:30am

Celebrate National Aboriginal Day by reading a selection of First Nation Communities Read (FNCR) books, including Wild Berries/Pakwa Che Menisu by Julie Flett recipient of the Aboriginal Literature Award, and learn about First Nation culture with aboriginal songs, and oral storytelling.

First Nation Communities Read Family Activity at the Painswick branch - Thursday, June 19th at 7pm

Celebrate First Nations and learn about First Nations' culture and art with presenter Stephanie Gardner from the Algonquin Woodland Aboriginal Peoples’ Tribal Council. Make medicine bags and participate in an activity.