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Peel's Prairie Provinces is a resource dedicated to assisting scholars, students, and researchers of all types in their exploration of western Canadian history and the culture of the Canadian prairies. » Read More

A Letter from Louis Riel, "Tres cher ami"

A previously unrecorded autograph letter of Louis Riel, written at a most important juncture of the first Red River Rebellion, a mere seven days after Riel's band of Metis rebels had captured Dr. Schultz and his party at Fort Garry and imprisoned them, and just six days after the publication of the famous Declaration of the Inhabitants of Rupert's Land.

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News & Updates

2015 Edmonton Folk Fest program now available online!

Take a trip down memory lane while you wait for this year's lineup to begin.
View all previous years here! August 4, 2016

2014 Edmonton Folk Music festival Program added to the already impressive lineup of scanned programs

In anticipation of the 2015 Edmonton Folk Music Festival, we have digitized and made available the 2014 edition program. Programs are available from 1980 onwards. ... July 30, 2015

Le Courrier de l'ouest

Published from 1905 to 1915 in Edmonton, Alberta, this newspaper was at one time the only French language newspaper created in Western Canada. (Alberta's Online Encyclopedia)

La Survivance

La Survivance was first published in 1928 and along with Le Franco-Albertain and Le Franco, represent the main weekly newspaper of the French community in Alberta. It offers an invaluable account of the francophone community.