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

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.

NAHLA Holiday Celebration 2019

Each holiday season, NAHLA members are invited to a festive lunch.

NAHLA will be holding its 2019 holiday celebration lunch on Thursday, December 12th at the downtown Old Spaghetti Factory. See below for further information and link to the registration form. Please note that attendees will be paying for their individual meals/refreshments. We have once again arranged for a packaged meal selection.

We will be giving away a generous gift basket as part of the event! One lucky winner will be drawn from those attending the lunch (excluding executive committee members).

Location: Old Spaghetti Factory, 10220 103 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0Y8
Date and Time: Thursday, December 12; 11:15 am – 1:00 pm
Cost and Menu: $25.00 (After tax and gratuity); Bella choice (Package B). Food allergies and restrictions can be accommodated by the restaurant.
Registration: https://forms.gle/AxRGkj6Ah6gC5Ygc8

For any questions, feel free to respond to this post or email the executive directly at
contact.nahla@gmail.com. We will also notify you of any updates/changes.

Past Events

  • 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


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