Welcome to the VNFC Bruce Parisian Library Page!

Located inside the Victoria Native Friendship Centre, come and visit our newly refurbished space and browse through over 5,000 resources related to or created by Indigenous Peoples. 

Open Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm.
You can also browse our catalogue online and email your selection for pick up at front reception. For inquiries, questions or book selections contact Library@vnfc.ca.
Check out our Library Brochure for quick information. 
Stay informed of library events and activities by following our Facebook Page, or find postings on the VURD Community Calendar.  The Library will be rolling out new community programming throughout 2022.  Feel free to share your ideas about how our library can support your learning needs.  Email us at Library@vnfc.ca.
The VNFC Library opened to the public on May 28, 2014.  It was renamed the Bruce Parisian Library on March 9, 2018, in honour of the former VNFC Executive Director who had the vision to start a library from a bunch of boxes of donated books.Our current mandate is to support literacy programs in the community; encourage a love of books and reading; and raise awareness of the valuable and impressive history, accomplishments, knowledge and skills of Indigenous people in Canada. The Library began a journey of Indigenization in 2021 and will be creating it’s first strategic plan in 2022 which will see the Library’s mandate expand to include a greater focus on community education, Indigenous knowledge transfer, and reconciliation.
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Bruce Parisian,
Former Executive Director at VNFC

Bruce Parisian Library FAQs

Browse our online catalogue: http://www.librarycat.org/lib/vnfc

We look forward to hearing from you


Katrina Philpotts, Library Coordinator
Bruce Parisian Library
Phone: 250-384-3211 ext.2292
Email: library@vnfc.ca

Notice: Our lending library does not charge for overdue books and if you have misplaced the book, please just let us know.

“Native theology works in a different way. There is no heaven, there is no hell, there’s just a circle. The circle of life and death that interconnect, and that when we pass away, we leave this planet, we don’t go up or down.  We stay [in] another part of the circle.”

– Tomson Highway, musician, storyteller, eternal optimist