When: Friday, Feb 01 | 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm

Location: TBD

Days: Friday. Event Types: Session. Sectors: Indigenous.


Description:

The Maynard Sam George Library is held within the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation. It opened in 2008, and in January 2017, became open to the public for the first time. The collection is very focused on the Indigenous history and culture of Canada, and especially Ontario. We hold books, maps, as well as archival collections. After many years as a research centre for the Negotiations Branch of the ministry, the library was opened to the public, and has welcomed Indigenous researchers, students, people producing research reports for First Nations, and academics. The session will share information about the library, as well as the path the library has taken from a small resource centre open only to government staff, to a space that welcomes and is sued by a variety of researchers, and is contributing to reconciliation in Ontario.