Looking for ideas about how to decolonize libraries and to respectfully include Indigenous knowledge?
The Canadian Federation of Library Associations' (CFLA) Truth and Reconciliation Committee completed and released it's report that outlines the steps it will take to respond to the Calls for Action pertaining to libraries and library services. To see the report of the ten recommendations for decolonizing libraries and increasing respect for and access to Indigenous knowledge, click on the following links:
Expand Your Knowledge
Are you interested in learning more about Indigenous worldview from Indigenous Scholars? Check out the following authors:
Manu Aluli Meyer
Linda Tuhiwai Smith
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The links below concern a variety of topics surrounding Indigenous issues which have become human rights issues in Canada. It is a small sample of content but a starting point for those interested in learning more.
Kiskisiwin/Remembering, by Jesse Thistle, Directed by Martha Steigman
"As Canada celebrates 150 years of colonialism, we offer kiskisiwin | remembering as an interruption of the pioneer mythology at the foundation of the Canadian historical narrative, and to force a space for Indigenous presence." http://www.nsi-canada.ca/2017/04/kiskisiwin-remembering
A look at American history as it pertains to Indigenous people of America, specifically the Lakota Nation of Pine Ridge. It parallels Canadian history.
Aaron Huey, America’s Prisoners of War, September 2010 https://www.ted.com/talks/aaron_huey#t-1504
A short video on the life of a non-Indigenous government worker who fought for the lives of First Nations children who were dying in residential schools.
Finding Peter Bryce, by Peter Campbell https://vimeo.com/189577852
An article in the spring 2017 edition of the University of Alberta's New Trail magazine called A Hard Walk, by Curtis Gillespie, discusses government policy regarding Indigenous people, residential schools and reconciliation. u of a alumni TRC