Book women’ podcast gives voice to Indigenous artists – Folio

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by ahnationtalk on January 27, 202068 Views

Three Métis women use library experience to help Indigenous writers, editors and publishers share their stories.

When Sheila Laroque, Kayla Lar-Son and Tanya Ball graduated with master’s degrees in library and information studies and moved into jobs in libraries and publishing, each found that she was often the only Indigenous person in the room.

“Across Canada, there are under 30 people with a master of library and information studies degree who self-identify as Indigenous, which is a shockingly low number. And in my window of working within the publishing world, there are only a handful of Indigenous editors and publishers out there in Canada as well,” said Ball, now a PhD student in the U of A’s Faculty of Native Studies.

The three Métis women would often get together to share their experiences and commiserate.

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