Join Robyn Medicine, Community Hub Librarian - Indigenous Relationships Supervisor, Thunder Bay Public Library, for a discussion about the ongoing partnership with the Thunder Bay Indigenous community and third-year students and professors from the Sheridan College (Oakville, ON) Craft and Design program. Together, the partners organized upgrades for two resource library branches – Brodie (2020) and Waverley (2023).
This presentation will outline the multifaceted approach that resulted in meaningful engagements with the community, practical skills-building with students, and the completion of modern and inviting library spaces known as the Indigenous Knowledge Centres.
Robyn Medicine is Anishinaabe kwe originally from Manitou Rapids also known as Rainy River First Nations. She is a band member of Mitaanjigamiing First Nation located on Treaty 3 Territory. Robyn graduated with honours from the Aboriginal Community Advocacy diploma program at Confederation College. Robyn began working for the Thunder Bay Public Library in 2016 as the first Indigenous Liaison Intern and is now the Community Hub Librarian - Indigenous Relationships Supervisor overseeing the Indigenous Knowledge Centres' collections, Indigenous programming, networking and partnership opportunities.