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A Dorval Library series celebrates Indigenous literature

PHOTO: City of Dorval

June is National Indigenous Heritage Month, and the Dorval Library series Je Lis Autochtone celebrates the talent of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis authors.

Hosted by the Library, playwright, puppeteer and author Jocelyn Sioui will be present for an informal get-together in French, on Thursday, June 16, at 1:30 p.m. You are invited to sample some indigenous artisanal tea and chat with the author. Weather permitting, the activity will be held outside, under the trees in the Library garden.

Sioui's book Mononk Jules tells the story of his great-uncle Jules Sioui, a Wendat activist who shook up Canadian history. His fight for the independence of his people led to the founding of the North American Indian Nation Government, but at a great personal cost. This event seeks to teach about this tragic hero and how his story has fallen through the cracks of our collective memory.

Advance registration is required to attend. You may call 514 633-4170.

The Dorval Library is located at 1401 Chemin du Bord-du-Lac--Lakeshore.

SOURCE: City of Dorval

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