OHSWEKEN — Six Nations Public Library Board announced a new person will be taking the role of Director for the Six Nations Public Library.
Feather Maracle, originally from Tyendinaga, has worked at several libraries in her career. According to a statement from the library board Maracle worked at the Kanhiote Tyendinaga Territory Public Library, and the past 15 years with the Timmins Public Library in the Reference Department.
SNPL says Maracle worked as an advocate for First Nation Public Libraries, sitting in leadership roles with the Ontario Library Association (OLA) as the OLA Super Conference Indigenous Stream Coordinator and Chair of the OLA Indigenous Task Group. She has been a Juror with the First Nations Communities Read for several years, and member of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations – Indigenous Matters Committee.
Dr. Sabrina Saunders, the former CEO says “Feather will be a strong addition to the Six Nations Public Library. She brings a great deal of knowledge of library services and will advocate to elevate our community library to the caliber our community requires”.
Don Lynch, Chair of the Six Nations Public Library Board says “We are very excited to welcome Feather Maracle as our Library’s new CEO. She comes to Six Nations with a wealth of library experience and a special understanding of a First Nations’ community needs. As a Board, we look forward to working with her in the months and years to come. Together we’ll ensure the SNPL will continue to be a vital community resource.”
Maracle assumed her role as CEO on April 1st.