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Acknowledging the Importance of the Land      

The Moose Jaw Public Library is located within Treaty 4 territory, the original lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakoda and Lakota, and the homeland of Métis Nation.

The nêhiyawak (neh-HEE-uh-wuhk) translation of Moose Jaw is môso-tâpiskan (moh so TAHP skun) and is the shared landscape for Indigenous Peoples and settlers from around the world who call Moose Jaw home.

We acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we are committed to move forward in equal partnerships with Indigenous Nations, with respect, and in the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation.

Learn more about Treaty 4 territory.





Tânisi, Ânîn, Hau/Han, Âba wathtec,Taanishi!

At the Moose Jaw Public Library, we believe in the power of reconciliation. It's not just a word; it's a commitment to healing, understanding, and forging stronger connections within our community and the land upon which we live. As we embark on this journey, we invite you to explore, learn, and engage with us.

Our Commitment

As a cornerstone of our community, the Moose Jaw Public Library is committed to promoting reconciliation in our service. At the Library you are welcome to discover resources that celebrate Indigenous cultures, histories, and experiences as well as those that share history.

Reconciliation is a journey, not a destination and therefore ongoing commitment, reflection, and growth.  We are committed to being one of the many organizations in our community on the journey of Reconciliation.

Explore our resources, attend an event, or reach out to learn more or connect with us to share your ideas.




In Moose Jaw, our community thrives on collaboration and connection. Partnering with local Indigenous organizations is not just important—it's essential for fostering understanding, appreciation, and support for Indigenous cultures and initiatives.

Learn more about the Indigenous Community Leaders in Moose Jaw by connecting with the organizations listed below.

New Southern Plains Métis Local #160 
#210-310 Main St. N.
Moose Jaw, SK
Hayley Hart-Rushinko - Acting Manager, Communicatons and Stakeholder Relations
228 Main St. N.
Moose Jaw, SK, S6H 3J8


The Moose Jaw Public Library invites expressions of interest from the Indigenous community who may be interested in partnering with the Library. Artists, knowledge keepers, storytellers, presenters, crafters, and other service providers are invited to submit a proposal.


Upcoming Community Programs


Check back often for upcoming programs and events.


Digital Resources


The Moose Jaw Public Library is committed to providing quality digital resources that reflect our commitment to reconciliation. These resources are available for all patrons to develop a deeper understanding of reconciliation.

Indigenous Learning Resources
ConnectRThe journey of Reconciliation is not an easy one. ConnectR helps you choose your next steps towards reconciliation. Find calls to action to grow what you know, encourage a shared future and generate change.
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
National Centre for Truth and ReconciliationInformation about residential schools in Canada, including the TRC’s final report and calls to action.
Indigenous Saskatchewan Encyclopedia
Indigenous Saskatchewan EncyclopediaLearn about the histories of the Indigenous Peoples of Saskatchewan. These great resources provide a broad overview to answer many questions and to stimulate many conversations. Originally published by the Canadian Plains Research Centre, University of Regina Press in 2005 to commemorate Saskatchewan's centennial anniversary. Offered through the University of Saskatchewan.
Indigenous Canada
Indigenous CanadaIndigenous Canada is a 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta that explores the different histories and contemporary perspectives of Indigenous peoples living in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores complex experiences Indigenous peoples face today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. Topics for the 12 lessons include the fur trade and other exchange relationships, land claims and environmental impacts, legal systems and rights, political conflicts and alliances, Indigenous political activism, and contemporary Indigenous life, art and its expressions.
Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education
Reconciliation Through Indigenous EducationOffered by the Office of Indigenous Education at the University of British Columbia, this free course will help you envision how Indigenous histories, perspectives, worldviews, and approaches to learning can be made part of the work done in classrooms, organizations, communities, and in everyday experiences in ways that are thoughtful and respectful. In this course, reconciliation emphasizes changing institutional structures, practices, and policies, as well as personal and professional ideologies to create environments that are committed to strengthening relationships with Indigenous peoples.
Nations to Nations: Indigenous Voices at Library and Archives Canada
Nations to Nations: Indigenous Voices at Library and Archives CanadaNations to Nations: Indigenous Voices at Library and Archives Canada is a free multimedia e-book featuring 28 essays and over 140 images. Indigenous staff at Library and Archives Canada (LAC) wrote the essays to offer personal interpretations of collection items such as journals, maps, artwork, photographs, publications and audiovisual recordings. This e-book provides unique perspectives of First Nations, Inuit and the Métis Nation, and it shows the diversity of the histories, languages and cultures of Indigenous peoples.
Shattering the Silence: The Hidden History of Indian Residential Schools in Saskatchewan
Shattering the Silence: The Hidden History of Indian Residential Schools in SaskatchewanShattering the Silence is a Saskatchewan Project of Heart interactive ebook that uncovers the history of Indian residential schools in Saskatchewan. Written in 2017 by the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina, this document discovers the reality of residential schools in Saskatchewan. It is a great resource for teachers, students and the community that covers many topics and all the residential schools in the province. The website also includes teacher/curriculum resources.


Indigenous Reads for Adults


Indigenous Reads for Adults


Indigenous Reads for Children & Youth

Michif Collection