For decades, Indigenous scholars have called for better ways of acknowledging Indigenous voices in academia. Many of our structures within the academic world today are rooted in Eurocentric systems that have always placed a higher value on Western knowledge rather than Indigenous oral traditions and ways of knowing. Citation is undoubtedly one of these structures. Because so much Indigenous knowledge is held within oral traditions and ways of knowing, citation acts as a barrier to the respectful inclusion of Indigenous voices in academia.

Citing Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Holders

Author: Kelsey Kropiniski

Year: 2020

Media Type: Blog post