Herb Belcourt was an entrepreneur and philanthropist from Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta. He was awarded an honorary doctorate of laws by the University of Alberta in 2001, and was also the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business in 2016. He was inducted into both Alberta's Hall of Fame and Edmonton's Hall of Fame, and in 2017, Sherwood Park, Alberta declared January 20 Herb Belcourt Day. He passed away in July, 2017.
This week we continued to #ReadIndigenous with four more stellar books, went behind the scenes with two publishers, got our spooks on with some nightmarish book covers and scary reads, and much more.
Métis author and entrepreneur Herb Belcourt is remembered largely as a philanthropist who devoted more than 30 years of his life to improving access to affordable housing and furthering education for Aboriginal Albertans with his non-profit, CanNative Housing Corporation. ... Read more
Winner of a Governor General's Literary Award, Kevin Loring's first full-length play Where the Blood Mixes (Talonbooks) traces the disastrous aftermath of the residential school system in a small, First Nations community where the Fraser and Thompson Rivers meet.
This week we got our club wear (books, obviously) ready for ALU summer book club, proudly launched Indigenous Litspace, a site we're dedicating to Indigenous works, and one of our staffers finally read Martha Baillie's 2014 novel The Search for Heinrich Schlögel.
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