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Truth and Reconciliation: Indigenous readings, events at Richmond Public Library

From author readings to workshops there is something for everyone.
Richmond Public Library is hosting several programs and events on Truth and Reconciliation.

Richmond Public Library (RPL) is hosting an Indigenous author series ahead of Truth and Reconciliation Day.

The Indigenous author series showcases the talent of Indigenous authors, artists and illustrators through various writing workshops, author readings and presentations until November.

Programs and events aim to teach and learn the history and legacy of residential schools and honour Indigenous communities, families and survivors, explained Stephanie Vokey, spokesperson for RPL.

RPL’s Brighouse branch will have Indigenous-themed storytime and Indigenous-created films on their Launchpad media wall screen throughout Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Events are as follows:

Sept. 27 - A Pathway to Reconciliation reading with Chief Robert Joseph from 7 to 8 p.m.

Sept. 28 - Author talk with Joseph Kakwinokanasum from 7 to 8 p.m.

Oct. 3 - Film club showing Bone of Crows from 6 to 8:15 p.m.

Oct. 11 - Writing workshop with Kim Spencer from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m.

Oct. 21 - Truth and Reconciliation through storytelling with Christine McKenzie from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Nov. 2 - Reconciliation through stories from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

To register for programs and events, visit