Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has posted two Indigenous publications online: the Windspeaker, from Alberta (1986-2015 editions), and the Ha-Shilth-Sa, Canada’s oldest First Nations newspaper (1974-2017 editions). These digitized documents increase access to the rich Indigenous documentary heritage available to Canadians.
LAC carried out this project at the request of members of the steering committee of the National Heritage Digitization Strategy (NHDS), an initiative of Canada’s memory institutions to coordinate digitization activities across the country. LAC is a member of the NHDS and serves as its secretariat.
Thanks to generous funding from the Salamander Foundation in 2017, the NHDS launched a pilot project that included adding digitized indigenous newspapers to the national collection.
Direct to: Ha-Shilth-Sa Newspaper Digitized Issues
Direct to: Windspeaker newspaper Digitized Issues
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See Also: National Heritage Digitization Strategy
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See Also: The Salamander Foundation