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Indigenous Book Club: Cultural programming suggestions from Vera Wabegijig


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Vera Wabegijig, a featured guest of the Ottawa Public Library’s Indigenous Book Club, offers these suggestions to Ottawa First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultural programming:

Ottawa Summer Solstice Festival June 20-25:

Pow Wow & Elders and Youth Gathering Vincent Massey, Theatre at National Arts Centre and a live concert in conjunction with Aboriginal Peoples Television Network at Major's Hill Park


Kumik Lodge open year round to the public at Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada in Hull


List of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Resources in Ottawa


Canada-wide First Nations, Inuit and Métis Culture


Algonquin Nation Culture Centres

Pikwakanagan Cultural Centre

Kitigan Zibi Cultural Centre


Vera is a nishnaabe poet, blogger, anishnaabe language enthusiast, and a recipient of the Chalmers Arts Fellowship award. Wild Rice Dreams is her first collection of poetry.  Follow her at