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KPU to launch Indigenous library collection at Richmond campus

Other KPU campuses will also be getting their own collections to reflect the Indigenous communities of the area.
KPU Richmond's Indigenous collection was unveiled this week.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University's (KPU) Richmond library is the second KPU campus to get an Indigenous collection.

The collection, which includes books, local art and clothing, was curated by Indigenous engagement and subject liaison librarian Rachel Chong. The Richmond collection focuses on design and is tailored to the Wilson School of Design. It was unveiled on Jan. 11.

The first Indigenous collection was introduced at KPU's Surrey campus, and other KPU campuses will soon be getting Indigenous collections as well. Each collection which will be unique and reflect Indigenous communities in their respective areas.

Furniture designed by Jennifer Lamont, Métis artist and Wilson School of Design graduate, was unveiled at the event. The print for the fabric was designed by Lamont and will be used on furniture in all KPU libraries.

A dress designed by Lamont to bring awareness to murdered and missing Indigenous women using hand patterns and the red colour is also currently on temporary display at the Richmond campus.