Federation of Ontario Public Libraries

On Tuesday Jan. 13th, 2018, the Ottawa Public Library Board received OPL’s response to CFLA’s report on the TRC Calls to Action. It was received on consent, with direction to staff to develop a Board Position Statement on Indigenous Services, as well as look into land acknowledgement protocols.

The report received some media attention. Monique E. Désormeaux, Deputy CEO / Directrice générale adjointe, was interviewed for the local CBC Radio drive home show. I’ve provided a link in case you wanted to give a listen.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ ottawa/programs/allinaday/the- ottawa-public-library-might- be-getting-some-new-signs-1. 4535632
The Ottawa Public Library might be getting some new signs.
Posted: Feb 14, 2018 12:00 AM ET | Last Updated: February 14

All in a Day
The Ottawa Public Library might be getting some new signs. (Ones that acknowledge that the buildings rest on traditional Algonquin Anishinaabe territory). 7:27 minutes

Audio: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/programs/allinaday/the-ottawa-public-library-might-be-getting-some-new-signs-1.4535632
00:16 07:27

Here is the OPL Board Doc: OPL Indigenous Board Motion Action