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By WinterE229 WinterforceMedia (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

NAHLA Land Acknowledgement

The Northern Alberta Health Libraries Association acknowledges that we are located in Amiskwacîwâskahikan (Beaver Hills House).  This Land is a crossroads and gathering place for nations including the Nehiyawak (Cree), Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot), Nakota Sioux, Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), Dene, Ojibway / Saulteaux / Anishinaabe, Inuit and other distinct Peoples. The knowledges and experiences of the Peoples of these nations are connected to the Land, and are dynamically present in this space today. We also recognize this Land is part of Treaty 6 Territory and Métis Region 4. As professionals engaging with concepts of knowledge production, knowledge diffusion and knowledge organization, we recognize it is our responsibility to respect Indigenous Ways of Knowing and with this statement we dedicate ourselves to moving forward in the spirit of partnership, reconciliation and collaboration. 

For sources, context, definitions, and contributors, or to learn more about the significance of meaningful land acknowledgements, please refer to the following:

NAHLA Land Acknowledgement, Template for Personalization, Definitions, and Speaker Protocol, adopted by NAHLA 2018-2019 Executive.

Upcoming Event: Leading Edge Workshop

Our upcoming Leading Edge Workshop will be a systematic review searching round table discussion. Registered participants will receive a “packet” that includes a brief search scenario and some searching related questions for discussion.

Date: November 24th, 2021

Time: 5:00-6:30

Format: Virtual meeting via Zoom

Details: Leading Edge Workshops

Past Events

  • October 6, 2021 – NAHLA Annual General Meeting
  • June 16, 2021 – NAHLA Online Leading Edge Workshop
  • April 15, 2021 – NAHLA Project Exposition
  • GELA/NAHLA Career Planning Events
    • Ace Your Cover Letters & Resumes – March 8; 2021
    • Resume & Cover Letter Review Workshop – March 17, 2021
    • Interview Responses: From Good to Great – March 25, 2021
  • December 17, 2020 – NAHLA Virtual Holiday Celebration 
  • November 26, 2020 – NAHLA Online Leading Edge WorkshopNon-traditional Career Paths for Information Professionals
  • July 15, 2020 – the 2020 Summer Social online with SAHLA
  • June 24, 2020 – NAHLA Online Leading Edge Workshop – From Unconscious Bias to Conscious Inclusion
  • April 16, 2020 – NAHLA / SAHLA Project Exposition
  • March 12, 2020 – NAHLA / SAHLA Leading Edge WorkshopNon-Insured Health Benefits Program for First Nations and Inuit Peoples in Canada
  • March 04, 2020 – GELA and NAHLA Resume Workshop
  • December 12, 2019 – the 2019 Holiday Celebration Lunch in Old Spaghetti Factory (Downtown).
  • July 25, 2019 – the 2019 Summer Social in State & Main (Downtown)
  • May 14, 2019 – Leading Edge WorkshopLooking Through the Lens of Social Style
  • March 21, 2019 – NAHLA Project Exposition
  • March 06, 2019 – GELA and NAHLA Resume Workshop
  • February 28, 2019 – Leading Edge Workshop Consumer Health Information
  • December 07, 2018 – the 2018 Holiday Celebration Lunch in Old Spaghetti Factory (Downtown).
  • November 08, 2018 – Leading Edge Workshop Putting the “Evidence” in “Evidence-Based Medicine”: The Role of LIS Professionals in Health Care


Monthly Executives meetings:



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