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Indigenous Resources

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Indigenous Canada (free course)

Indigenous Canada is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of Native Studies that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada.
From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations.

Indigenous Canada is for students from faculties outside the Faculty of Native Studies with an interest in acquiring a basic familiarity with Indigenous/non-Indigenous relationships. 

Register for the Indigenous Canada course

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Voices of the Land

Voices of the Land is a digital public space that supports communities to create, share, discover, and celebrate Indigenous content online. It was developed by libraries throughout Alberta with support from the Government of Alberta’s Public Library Services Branch. This work is guided by a steering committee from libraries across the province. It is the culmination of collaboration with Elders, Knowledge Keepers, and community members.

Voices of the Land is an expansion on Voices of Amiskwaciy, which was developed by the Edmonton Public Library (EPL) in consultation and collaboration with Indigenous communities and individuals in Edmonton.

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Stories from Indigenous Edmonton

The Edmonton Public Library introduces Voices of Amiskwaciy—a digital public space to share Indigenous stories, a first for a public library in Canada.

Voices of Amiskwaciy is an initiative that supports the community to create, share, discover and celebrate local Indigenous content online. EPL will support the skill-building needed for communities and groups who would like to create and manage their own collections and learn how to do digital storytelling.

It is guided by the values of ongoing consultation and collaboration with Indigenous communities in the spirit of reconciliation. This website will be accessible to all Canadians and will provide the opportunity for dialogue in the reconciliation process.

Voices of Amiskwaciy is a space owned by the Indigenous community. Amiskwaciy is short form of amiskwaciy-wâskahikan, which translates to “Beaver Hills” in Cree and refers to the Edmonton region. 


Header image: Hand made hand drums, the solid blue color one is an Inuit hand drum, courtesy of Paulla Adamitz from Sucker Creek 1st Nation

(Photo: Lauri MacKinnon, 2021) Mode LaVan Photography