UCN completes Elder’s Traditional Knowledge digitization project

The University College of the North has announced that its Wellington & Madeleine Spence Memorial Library has completed an Elder’s Traditional Knowledge digitization project. The 16-week project was completed in partnership with the Keewatin Tribal Council. The materials in the Elder’s Traditional Knowledge archive preserve the culture, heritage, and language of Northern Manitoba. The online archive includes audio and video recordings of interviews with elders, conference recordings, and oral history material, and is fully available to the UCN community and those in Northern Manitoba. “This project honours the past but looks toward the future of our Indigenous communities in northern Manitoba,” said UCN Associate VP, Reconciliation, Research & Academic Innovation, Harvey Briggs. “We hope that this archive will grow and provide an excellent resource for all [our] students, researchers, and community members.”

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