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Indigenous Conversations and the Library: Decolonizing the Library

Articles of Interest, eBooks and Books

Respectful Engagement and Citing Elders & Knowledge Keepers

University of Regina Policy on Respectful Engagement with Elders, Traditional Knowledge Keepers, and/or Old Ones


From the Indigenous Studies LibGuide:

"Citing sources (books, journal articles, people, etc.) is  very important when you are conducting research and writing a paper.  If you are quoting someone then you need to let the reader know where the information came from.  It is particularly important if you have spoken with an Elder or Knowledge Keeper and have their permission to cite or quote them.  Lorisia McLeod, a First Nations Librarian at Norquest College in Edmonton, AB developed two templates for citing Elders and Knowledge Keepers as in-text citations in APA and MLA formats.  While these in-text citations are not officially recognized by APA and MLA, students, instructors, and researchers are encouraged to follow the templates.

APA 7th edition

MLA 8th edition

A book titled Elements of Indigenous style : a guide for writing by and about Indigenous Peoples discuses provides guidelines to help writers, editors, and publishers produce material that reflects Indigenous people in an appropriate and respectful manner."

Archer Library Staff, Every Child Matters 2020