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GPLL245 - Researching Indigenous topics at the library

This is an introductory workshop for students in all disciplines who wish to better understand and include Indigenous perspectives in their research. The workshop will give a brief introduction to Indigenous peoples history in Canada and provide context to current research on indigenous topics, including a discussion around terminology and the library as a colonial institution. The instructor will guide students through recommended print and online resources for Indigenous topics, including scholarly materials, government publications and research ethics guidelines.

Learning Objectives

In this workshop, pariticpants will:
1. Gain an understanding of the colonial history of libraries.
2. Understand the context and limits of terminology.
3. Discover current resources relevant to Indigenous topics across disciplines.
4. Identify the different ethical guidelines regarding Indigenous research in Canada.

Leaders Information

This workshop is led by Michelle Lake.

Michelle Lake is the Government Publications Librarian and Subject librarian for First Peoples Studies, the School of Community and Public Affairs and Political Science at Concordia.

This workshop is not scheduled at this time.
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