Beryl Ivey Library.

Micro Gallery Art Installation

The Beryl Ivey Library, in collaboration with the EDID department at Brescia University College and Brescia’s Agents of Change, is thrilled and honoured to host for our community an art installation that pays tribute to the many Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls (MMIWG2S) and Children. 

Western and Affiliate Libraries, Fanshawe Library, London Public Libraries, and local community organizations across our region are all participating in supporting this initiative.

Brescia’s installation is set up at the entrance of the Beryl Ivey Library. The Beryl Ivey Library has also compiled a binder of all the names in the Brescia installation. The Library has attempted to provide some information about what has happened to each person, but the level of detail varies. See their stories virtually here.

Micro Gallery Art Installation

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What is The Canadian Library? 

The Canadian Library (TCL) is a living art installation initiative created as a memorial to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls (MMIWG) and Children. It is intended to start meaningful conversations and help educate all Canadians on the true history of Canada and the inequalities that still exist today.


To facilitate the creation of Micro Galleries as a visual lesson to raise awareness, help settlers learn, and support and respect Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Acknowledging the history and the wrongdoings that have occurred and are still occurring is the most essential step. We provide a platform, a space where the stories of MMIWG and children are shared.


To move forward towards true reconciliation, we, as settlers, strive to increase the understanding amongst each other of the true history of Canada and the inequalities that exist to this day and to listen, learn, and practice self-reflection.

Why Micro Gallery Art Installations?

The TCL strongly believes that art, which traverses many boundaries, brings people together and transforms lives. Regardless of race, language or religion, the impact that the arts have on each of us can be profound, hence their decision to create and encourage others to participate in creating art installations. The Canadian Library is a living memorial to honour Indigenous women, girls and children. TCL strives to continue working with Indigenous peoples with respect, humility and honour to help fellow settlers understand the past, the present and what must be done for the future.

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The Canadian Library

The Canadian Library (TCL) is a grassroots art installation project that will act as a memorial to all Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls (MMIWG2S) and Children.


The Final Report of the National Inquiry into MMIWGs

The Final Report is comprised of the truths of more than 2,380 family members, survivors of violence, experts and Knowledge Keepers shared over two years of cross-country public hearings and evidence gathering. It delivers 231 individual Calls for Justice directed at governments, institutions, social service providers, industries and all Canadians.


Stolen sisters: A Human Rights Response to Discrimination and Violence against Indigenous Women in Canada 

This report examines the role of discrimination in acts of violence carried out against Indigenous women in Canadian towns and cities. Discrimination takes the form both of overt cultural prejudice and of implicit or systemic biases in the policies and actions of government officials and agencies, or of society as a whole. Discrimination has played out in policies and practices that have helped put Indigenous women in harm’s way and in the failure to provide Indigenous women the protection from violence that is every woman’s human right.


It Starts With Us: Community-led Data Collection

This website was created ca. 2014 when No More Silence was beginning its work on a community-run database documenting violent deaths of Indigenous women/Two-Spirit and Trans people in collaboration with Families of Sisters In Spirit, community partner The Native Youth Sexual Health Network and with the assistance of Dr. Janet Smylie (Métis) and Conrad Prince of the Well Living House at the Keenan Research Centre. We began the work by creating a research methodology based on Ontario data. We also added community lists that folks from a few other provinces have worked on. Families asked us to include tributes to their loved ones.


CBC Statistics of MMIWG

This project is part of CBC's investigation into missing and murdered Indigenous women. This page was last updated on September 26, 2018 and is no longer being maintained.


Government of Canada: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQI+ People

Working with provinces, territories, Indigenous organizations and communities across the country to end racism, discrimination and violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQI+ people.