BPAA partners with the Alberta government to launch the Prairie Indigenous eBook Collection
Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce the launch of the Prairie Indigenous eBook Collection on library websites across Alberta. This trailblazing collection was made possible through ongoing funding from the Government of Alberta’s Public Library Services Branch.
This significant digital repository brings together over 200 titles from publishers in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Along with the 1,500 other titles in the Alberta eBooks Collection (launched in 2017), these new additions are available for Alberta public library patrons to borrow online from their local library. And the collection will continue to grow, as more titles are added each year.
The first of its kind in Canada, the Prairie Indigenous collection increases access to stories by Indigenous authors, and writings about Indigenous culture. Dive into eBooks by such notable Canadian authors as Eden Robinson, Dawn Dumont, Richard Van Camp, Lee Maracle, Will Cardinal, Chelsea Vowel and Katherena Vermette. Or discover new literary voices. Essential reading for learning about First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultures, these stories are now available to borrow and share through your public library website.
“The Government of Alberta is dedicated to advancing reconciliation and renewing our relationship with Indigenous peoples. This important project ensures Indigenous stories are accessible across the province.” Honourable Shaye Anderson, Minister of Municipal Affairs.