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Indigenous Services

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Let's talk! The Library is here to support your goals. We are here to serve you whether you need to use a computer, want to learn a language, or are looking for books for children. We also love answering questions, especially yours! We look forward to seeing you.


The Millennium Library has two specially-designed spaces that house Indigenous Resources Collections for children and adults. Both spaces were designed by Anishinaabe interior designer Destiny Seymour.

Ah kha koo gheesh (Groundhog Place ~ children emerge from learning)
Millennium Library, first floor

Ah kha koo gheesh welcomes children and families to explore books, movies and music about the histories, traditions, stories and languages of Indigenous peoples throughout Manitoba and Turtle Island (North America). The space also hosts storytellers and other Knowledge Keepers.

On November 7, 2015 Elders Barbara and Clarence Nepinak gifted this space its Anishinaabemowin (Ojibway language) name.

Art in the space was created by children at the Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre and Orioles Community Centre.



Wii ghoss (Birch Bark Centre)
Millennium Library, second floor


Wii ghoss welcomes adults and students to learn about the histories, traditions, stories and languages of Indigenous peoples through its collections and programs.

The space showcases Star and Pendleton blankets, artwork by Ted Oster (Oji-Cree), and wall space to display community fabric work. Ceiling panels with images of birch trees help bring the feeling of the land indoors.

A balcony space is open next to Wii ghoss during the summer months. Complete with outdoor furniture and plants, it is a great place to read, have lunch, or get some work done.

On November 7, 2015, Elders Barbara and Clarence Nepinak gifted this space its Anishinaabemowin (Ojibway language) name.



Winnipeg Public Library often has programs with First Nations, Métis or Inuit content. Examples of library programs are: community members sharing Teachings, readings by First Nations, Métis or Inuit authors, storytelling, films, and special family programs. Library programs are free. Some programs require registration. You do not have to have a library card/membership to attend a program.

Library programs are listed in the At the Library newsletter with paper copies available at library branches.

You can also find programs using our Program and Events Calendar.

Clarence Nepinak

Winnipeg Public Library has Indigenous Resources Collections with materials for adults, teens, and children. We collect a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books, as well as movies, documentaries, and music.

Catalogue search for Indigenous Resources

Take an online tour to learn how to search the catalogue.

Browse the items in our Indigenous Resources Collection using this catalogue search. You can focus your search using the options on the left-hand side of the page.

Can't find what you're looking for? Ask Us!

Librarians have brought together many Indigenous information sources into one guide for you to explore.


Last update: April 7, 2020

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