Indigenous Relations

Welcome!

Northern Lights Library System and Indigenous Services

Northern Lights has committed to endorsing a new relationship with Indigenous communities. This means extending an invitation and introduction to library services and programs. We make space for local Indigenous perspectives and content in library collections and work to improve access to library services. Within the geographical area of the Northern Lights Library System, there are eight different First Nation communities and four Métis Settlements.

How?  Our goals are simple:

Welcome  ♦  Invite  ♦  Make Space  ♦  Improve Access

Here are some examples of the above goals in action:

  • Weekly on-site library service to reserve communities
  • Incorporating Cree and Denesuline language resources into library collections or websites
  • Taking responsibility to make the library a welcoming space with a smile or a handshake - Making space for Indigenous content and programming
  • Building relationships with Indigenous organizations and communities

If you are interested in including Reconciliation as part of your library programming or if you would like to become involved in an event, please reach out to our Indigenous Relations Advisor, Mary Dustow, at mdustow@nlls.ab.ca.

 

NLLS Indigenous Map