Library and Archives Canada launches Wahkotowin – Aboriginal Imprints in Canadian Heritage online kit

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce the launch of the online toolkit Wahkotowin—Aboriginal Imprints in Canadian Heritage, on the new Aboriginal Heritage portal.

The toolkit gives access to the significant stories of numerous Aboriginal individuals and communities across Canada and streamlines digital content from LAC‘s databases, virtual exhibitions and digitized resources through a single portal.

Wahkotowin is a Cree-Michif term that embodies the notion of “kinship” in the context of identity, relationships and shared histories.

This first toolkit introduces the Métis, one of three Aboriginal groups in Canada, and Louis Riel, one of Canada’s most talked about and controversial figures.

Through Wahkotowin, you can follow the lives of Aboriginal people, places and events, and connect to our shared history, culture, heritage and identity.

For more information on recent announcements at LAC, visit “News.

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