As part of the We Are Here: Sharing Stories initiative, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has digitized and described thousands of collection items related to Indigenous experiences and contributions in Canada. The digitized content includes textual documents, photographs, artwork and maps from private donors and government records, as well as numerous publications related to First Nations, Inuit and the Métis Nation.
Here are some examples of digitized content in LAC’s holdings that not only illuminate history, but also are important today for Indigenous peoples and communities who are reclaiming their past:
As LAC continues its commitment to truth, reconciliation and inclusion, this initiative seeks to provide greater access to First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation collections, and it supports communities in the preservation and revitalization of Indigenous languages and cultures.
Through community engagement, LAC will continue to learn how best to provide access to its collections and further support digitization and preservation priorities in Indigenous communities.
For more information about this initiative, or to suggest content and themes that you would like to see represented, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.