Indigenous Protocols for Research
This section highlights research methodology as it pertains to Indigenous-centered research approaches, such as archival protocols and research ethics.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Library, Information, and Resource Network Protocols for Libraries, Archives, and Information Services (Open Access)
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.
- Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples (3rd Edition) by Linda Tuhiwai Smith (Harvard Key required)
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.
- Protocols for Native American Archival Materials (Open Access)
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.
- Research Ethics from the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies, Trent University (Open Access)
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.
- Citing Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers (Open Access)
This style guide is designed for the citing of Indigenous oral knowledge in APA and MLA citation styles.
- Elements of Indigenous Style: A Guide for Writing By and About Indigenous Peoples by Gregory Younging (Harvard Key required)
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.
Additional Indigenous Research Guides
This section lists additional Native American and Indigenous Studies Research guides from universities and colleges across the US and Canada. Note: resources listed within individual guides may not all be accessible to Harvard Key users, please contact the guide author if you have questions about getting access.
A compilation of Library and other resources related to the history and experiences of Native and Indigenous peoples in North America and around the world.
- Hawai'i Research Guides, University of Hawai'i at Manoa (Open Access)
The University of Hawai’i at Manoa has over 70 research guides dedicated to Hawaiian studies, ranging from topics on Hawaiian History, music, land tenure, tattooing, and more.
The was launched in 2006 at the University of Saskatchewan as a tool for faculty, students, researchers, and members of the community to access digital Indigenous studies resources. Its primary focus is on Indigenous peoples of Canada with a secondary focus on Indigenous peoples of the United States, Australia, Aotearoa – New Zealand, and other areas of the world.
Michigan State University’s Native American Studies research guide includes a comprehensive look at not just materials at MSU but also the history of the Indigenous Peoples of Michigan.
A list of all Xwi7xwa Research Guides, and links to UBC Library Indigenous Research Guides.