Happy October! There are lots of reasons to celebrate this month:
October is Canadian Library Month: Launched in 2006 by the Canadian Library Association (CLA), Canadian Library Month (CLM) provides “an opportunity for Canadians not familiar with their local library to come down and experience all the services available to them.”1 CLM serves as a way to establish new relationships between the libraries and local communities while at the same time developing existing relationships. The 2020 theme is “One card, one million possibilities.” Click here to learn more.
October is Mi’kmaq History Month: In 1993, Premier John Savage and Mi’kmaw Grand Chief Ben Sylliboy
declared October as the official month to recognize and celebrate Mi’kmaw culture and heritage. This time of year, known as Wikewiku’s among the Mi’kmaq, offers all of us an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the historic presence of the Mi’kmaq, the L’nuk, whose unceded territory we live on and who have lived here for over 14,000 years. At Dalhousie, we work, study and live on traditional and unceded Mi’kmaq territory. Click here to learn more.