In a country as geographically,
economically and ethnically diverse as Canada, the concept of national identity is a popularly
debated topic. This is not a huge surprise once one takes into
consideration the rural and urban differences,
variation in ethnic origin and limitless
other factors that are a part of this vast country.
Consequently, when one attempts to envision a uniquely "Albertan
identity," the task is really to discover one
identity within many others.
There are many layers. The fact remains that a unique Albertan identity is extremely difficult
to describe, as there is no singular "Albertan." Rather,
the difficult-to-define Albertan is made up of a rich mix of peoples
which all contribute valuable characteristics and give meaning to the Albertan identity at large.
This digital collection was
produced with financial assistance from Canada's Digital
Collections initiative, Industry Canada.