A Proposal to Conduct Research on the Relationship Between Aboriginals Living on Reservations in Alberta and the Public Library System

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Abstract


For this proposal to conduct research on the relationship between Aboriginals living on reservations in Alberta and the public library system, I will conduct semi-structured interviews with 25-30 individuals aged 25-34 who are residents of the Enoch Cree Nation, Blood First Nation, and Fox Lake Reservations to determine their attitudes toward public libraries, identify barriers to their access to information, and document their recommendations for improving library service. There is a significant lack of scholarly research published on Aboriginals living on reservations and their relation to public libraries. It is hoped that this study will assist in filling the information gap and that it will prove valuable to the LIS and Aboriginal communities.

Keywords:
Aboriginal peoples, Public libraries, Alberta

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