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American Indigenous Studies Resources

Indigenous Protocols for Research

This section highlights research methodology as it pertains to Indigenous-centered research approaches, such as archival protocols and research ethics.

Protocols intended to guide libraries, archives and information services in appropriate ways to interact with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the communities which the organizations serve, and to handle materials with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content.

This essential volume explores intersections of imperialism and research - specifically, the ways in which imperialism is embedded in disciplines of knowledge and tradition as 'regimes of truth.' Concepts such as 'discovery' and 'claiming' are discussed and an argument presented that the decolonization of research methods will help to reclaim control over indigenous ways of knowing and being.

Archival protocols created by Native and Non-Native archivists, librarians, museum curators and more in order to facilitate a set of ethical codes for the handling of Indigenous archival materials.

An overview of Indigenous research ethics and protocols from the across the globe.

Indigenous Citation and Style Methods

This section highlights citation styles that can be used for Indigenous based knowledge methods such as oral storytelling and other non-Western knowledge keeping.

This style guide is designed for the citing of Indigenous oral knowledge in APA and MLA citation styles.

A writing style guide for questions and issues surrounding writing and referencing Indigenous peoples and communities. Includes advice on terminology, collaborating with communities and Elders, and respecting Traditional Knowledge.

For general citation help, look at Citation and Research Management Tools at Harvard.