Demonstration of \"Our Legacy\" Aboriginal Web Site
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The University of Saskatchewan Archives and our six partner institutions have just completed a new website with over 4,000 descriptions and over 50,000 digitized items of archival and published......

The University of Saskatchewan Archives and our six partner institutions have just completed a new website with over 4,000 descriptions and over 50,000 digitized items of archival and published material relating to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples. This sites makes accessible materials about Aboriginal peoples which previously were difficult discover or only available locally.

“Our Legacy” Website (http://scaa.sk.ca/ourlegacy)

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  • 1. www.scaa.sk.ca/ourlegacy A new site with material relating to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples, found in Saskatchewan cultural and heritage collections. Demonstration
  • 2. In a Nutshell
    • 4,000 descriptions and over 50,000 digitized archival and published items relating to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples.
    • This sites makes accessible materials about Aboriginal peoples which previously were difficult discover or only available locally.
  • 3.  
  • 4. Why “Our Legacy”?
    • “ kinanāskomitin: Our site name was given to us by a Cree researcher at the University of Saskatchewan Archives, who in turn was influenced by the late Chief Mary Ann Stoney, Little Pine First Nation. Chief Stoney was known for her commitment to Cree language curriculum development.”
  • 5. Dene and Cree
    • Although we recognize the numerous Indigenous languages spoken in Saskatchewan and across Canada, we have included Cree to honour this gift and Dene to honour our northern partners, Pahkisimon Nuye?áh Library System (Northern Saskatchewan Archives).
  • 6. Home Page
    • More than 80 people contributed to the site
    • 7 Archives and Libraries
      • City of Saskatoon Archives
      • Diefenbaker Canada Centre
      • Pahkisimon Nuye?áh Library System (Northern Saskatchewan Archives)
      • Saskatchewan Archives Board, Saskatoon Office
      • Saskatoon Public Library Local History Room
      • University of Saskatchewan Archives
      • University of Saskatchewan Library, Special Collections
  • 7.
    • Two ways to Browse
    • All institutions
    • Just one institution
  • 8. We selected Northern Saskatchewan Archives .
  • 9. Not all material is available online. Thumbnails appear when it’s online.
  • 10. Now we look at the places and drill down to: Canada, Saskatchewan, Stanley Mission
  • 11. 12 Results for Stanley Mission in the Northern Saskatchewan Archives collection
  • 12. Click on the first result: Bear Meat And Hide Preparation There are 18 photos.
  • 13.  
  • 14. Read the description for the set by scrolling down the page.
  • 15. Click on the subject headings help you find more records on similar topics.
  • 16. 3 Ways to Start a New Search
    • The next screen shot shows 3 ways to start over.
    • Click Home in the top navigation
    • Click the Start Over Button
    • Close all the X’s
  • 17.  
  • 18. This time we’ll do a keyword search. We’ll look in All the Archives.
  • 19.  
  • 20. Let’s narrow 494 results down . Try “Format”. Format is not exhaustive. The students on the project team suggested the formats that they thought were the most useful.
  • 21. We picked diaries. There are 21.
  • 22. Decided to close diaries. Click on the first result.
  • 23. Note that the title of this work reflects the time and the author’s point of view. If you scroll to the record description you’ll notice that the subject heading is “Northwest Resistance”.
  • 24. Many Ways to Browse
    • Availability
    • Place
    • Cultural Region
    • Treaty Boundaries
    • Subject
    • Date Range
    • Format
    • Resource Type
    • Name
    • Provenance
    • Language
    • Institution
  • 25. Map Feature Use maps to help locate materials about a cultural region and treaty area. -To view the map, click the map icon.
  • 26. Click subarctic region.
  • 27. “ Subarctic” results
  • 28. Try the Treaty map.
  • 29. Coming Soon – Google Map
  • 30. Other Features
    • Exhibits
    • Slideshows
    • Help in English, Cree and Dene
  • 31. Acknowledgements
    • Three grants helped to fund this project:
    • Canadian Culture Online Program of Canadian Heritage, Library and Archives Canada and the Canadian Council of Archives
    • National Archival Development Program of Library and Archives Canada and the Canadian Council of Archives
    • Digitization Pilot Project Grant Program of the Saskatchewan Provincial Library (Ministry of Education)
  • 32. Future Hopes and Dreams
    • Receive lots feedback
    • See the site used in schools, colleges, and by the community
    • Add more content by working with more archives, libraries, bands, cultural centres, and groups.
  • 33. Contact Us
    • We’d love to hear what you think of the site.
    • Email us at:
    • Cheryl Avery, Archivist, University of Saskatchewan Archives
      • [email_address]
    • Darlene Fichter, Data Librarian, University of Saskatchewan Library
      • [email_address]