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VPL Continues to Expand Indigenous Materials with New Featured Collection in Central Library

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 202031 Views

The Indigenous collection highlighting materials about Indigenous culture, history and language is now even easier to find in the Central Library.

This change builds on a 2018 initiative that brought Indigenous collections to every VPL branch. The materials were selected in consultation with local Indigenous community members. It includes physical and digital items such as books, ebooks and downloadable audiobooks for all ages.

“By putting the Indigenous collection front and centre at our most visited location we are making it easier for Vancouverites to enhance their understanding of, and appreciation for, Indigenous lives, cultures and history,” says VPL Director of Collections and Technology, Kay Cahill. “Representation matters, and we also want Indigenous communities to see themselves in the library.”

With the work of the library taking place on the unceded homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, VPL has an ongoing commitment to the process of reconciliation between non-Indigenous and Indigenous Peoples.

The Indigenous collection at Central Library can be found near the main entrance. Children and teens can also find materials in the Teens Area and Children’s Library.

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