The purpose of this initiative is to develop and facilitate Indigenous cultural awareness opportunities for all library faculty and staff at COPPUL institutions to promote understanding and competency in regard to Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Some of the events that have taken place in the past include online workshops (e.g., anti-racist education) and online book club events.
In July 2021, the IKSC hosted an online book club to discuss Joshua Whitehead’s first novel, Jonny Appleseed, with special guest, Joshua Whitehead, in attendance for the last half of the gathering to read from the book and respond to questions from participants. No Recording
In January 2021, the IKSC hosted its second online book club to discuss Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer’s bestseller, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants. No Recording
In early July COPPUL hosted a webinar, How Anti-Racist Education Matters for Academic Libraries, presented by by Verna St Denis and Sheelah McLean. For information about the event recording, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.