Niche bookseller tackles the growing deficit in Aboriginal Peoples information needs in North American schools

    TORONTO, Jan. 30 /CNW/ - announces it is moving into the
publishing field by seeking collaborative relationships with established
educational publishing companies. will build upon its solid
reputation among librarians and educators as a trusted source of First
Nations, Métis and Inuit books, DVDs and CD-ROMs. believes there is a sincere commitment on the part of
provincial governments and school boards to inject accurate Aboriginal content
into the curriculum. The problems arise when the classroom teacher finds it
difficult to locate accurate student text books or support materials. Based on
his eight years of experience in a niche bookstore business, Jeff Burnham,
president of, sees gaps in educational publishing in the field
of Native Studies. "My experience in the book business leads me to conclude
that the classroom teacher or librarian in Canada has difficulty finding
accurate and bias-free books for their students when it comes to Aboriginal
    "The time is right for to expand into the national
educational publishing field," he states. "We can't do this alone. We are
confident our business has the expertise to partner with an established school
book publisher in the development of resources in this growing field." currently provides Aboriginal content consultation services for
several leading publishers, in addition to book sales.
    Today initiates the search for partnerships with mainstream
publishers, Aboriginal educational organizations, schools boards, and
provincial education ministries, on a project by project basis.
    Burnham concludes, " is committed to advancing the
production of quality First Nations, Inuit, and Métis educational resources
within a global context."

    Established in 2000, distributes accurate and bias-free
educational resources about First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples to
schools, libraries, and the general public through its display showroom in
Brantford, Ontario. Their Web site is at

    Announcement made at Ontario Library Association Super Conference Jan 31,
2008 in Toronto, ON

For further information:

For further information: Jeff Burnham, President,, Six
Nations of the Grand River Territory, 188 Mohawk Street, Brantford, Ontario,
Canada, N3S 2X2, Phone: (519) 761-0366, Fax: (519) 751-3136, Email:

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