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A Place to Start: Bibliography

Indigenous resources for public library staff working in British Columbia


First Steps

Ball, T., Laroque, S., & Lar-Son, K. (n.d.). Book Women Podcast - masinahikan iskwêwak.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. (n.d.). CBC News: Indigenous

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). (2021). CBC Gem: Indigenous stories.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. (2021). Telling our twisted histories [Podcast].

Canadian Federation of Library Associations. (n.d). Indigenous Matters Committee.

Centre for Indigenous Initiatives. (2021). Tobacco Offering Protocol. Carleton University.

Choice Media Channel. (2018, August 22). Indigenous Literatures, Social Justice, and the Decolonial Library, featuring Daniel Heath Justice [Video]. YouTube.

Edmonton Public Library. (2021). Indigenous.

First Peoples’ Cultural Council. (2020). First voices. 

George, L., Newton, S., & Legacy, D.M. (n.d.). Trauma informed practice: Working with Indigenous individuals [PowerPoint Slides]. Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre.

Joseph, B. (2019). Guidebook to Indigenous protocol. Indigenous Corporate Training Inc.

Lar-Son, K (2020, July 27).  Indigenous data sovereignty in GLAM institutions  [Video Presentation].

Native Land. (n.d.). Native Land: our home on native land.

Roy, L., & Frydman, A. (2013) Library services to Indigenous populations: Case studies (pp. 37-38). International Federation of Library Associations.

Simon Fraser University. (n.d.). First Nations language centre.

Simon Fraser University. (2020). Ceremonies and events: Indigenous protocol.

TreeTV/ N2K Need to Know. (2016, September 16). Oren Lyons on the Indigenous view of the world [Video].

Turtle Lodge: International Centre for Indigenous Education and Wellness. The seven sacred laws animated web series [Video Series].

University of Alberta. (2012). Elder protocol and guidelines. Council on Aboriginal Initiatives University of Alberta.

University of Saskatchewan. (2019). iPortal: Indigenous studies portal research tool.

Vancouver Public Library. (2021). Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

Winnipeg Public Library. Indigenous Services.

Younging, G. (2018). Elements of Indigenous style: A guide for writing by and about Indigenous Peoples. Brush Education.

Engaging Indigenous Communities

Calgary Public Library. (2021). Indigenous placemaking: Installations by artists from or with a connection to Treaty 7.

Canadian Environmental Law Association. (2020). Achieving effective & meaningful engagement with Indigenous communities [Webinar]. YouTube.

Canadian Environmental Law Association. (2020). How to work with Indigenous Peoples – Gary Pritchard [Webinar]. YouTube.

Canadian Environmental Law Association (2020). Treaties 101 [Webinar]. YouTube.

Gamble, S. & McQueen, J. (2019). Best practices for Indigenous engagement. Canadian Commission for UNESCO. 

Greater Victoria Public Library. (2021). Truth and reconciliation.

Jacobson, A. (2021, February 3). How Indigenous people and Vancouver librarians are redrawing family trees that colonialism nearly erased. The Globe and Mail: British Columbia.

Library and Archives of Canada. (2019). Indigenous heritage action plan. Government of Canada.

Miller, J. (2018). Indigenous advisory council consultation report. Kingston Frontenac Public Library.

OPL-LAC Joint Facility. (2021). Indigenous engagement.

Shelter, Support & Housing Administration. (2019). Meeting in the middle: Protocols and practices for meaningful engagement with Indigenous partners and communities. City of Toronto.

Steiner, J. & Taylor, L. (2019). Indigenous planning: Six examples of creative engagement that work. Shared Value Solutions.

Turner, A. (n. d.). A way home: Youth homelessness community planning toolkit. Homeless Hub.

Vancouver Public Library. (2021). Indigenous storyteller in residence.

West Vancouver Memorial Library. (2020). Honouring reconciliation.

Talking to Management

British Columbia Library Association. (n.d). Welcome to the First Nations Interest Group (FNIG).

British Columbia Teachers Federation. (2015, September/October). Education for Reconciliation. Teacher Magazine, 28(1).

District of North Vancouver Library. (2018). North Vancouver City Library: Strategic Plan 2018-2021.

Canadian Federation of Library Associations - Fédération Canadienne des Associations de Bilblopthèques. (2017).Truth and Reconciliation Report and Recommendations.

Central Coast Regional District. (n.d.). Reconciliation Statement.

City of Prince George. (2020). Social Health and Well-Being: Revised COVID 2020 Workplan.

City of Vancouver. (2020).The Corporate Plan 2020.

Government of British Columbia. (n.d.). Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act.

Indigenous Corporate Training Inc. (n.d.). Your Guide to Indigenous Relations.

Indigenous Perspectives Society. (n.d.). Creating Excellence Through Training and Leadership [webpage].  Retrieved from

Indigenous Awareness Canada. (n.d.). Indigenous Awareness Canada: The World Leader in Indigenous Awareness Training.

KAIROS Canada. (n.d.). Blanket Exercise Workshop.

KAIROS Canada (2015). Welcome to the Blanket Exercise.

New Westminster School District. (n.d.). About us-Traditional Territory-Reconciliation in Schools.

Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres. (n.d.). Indigenous Cultural Competency Training.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. (2015). Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to action.

Union of British Columbia Municipalities. (2015, November 15). Truth and Reconciliation at the Local Level.

United Nations. (2008, March). United Nations declaration on the rights of Indigenous Peoples (resolution adopted by the General Assembly, September 13, 2007).

Vancouver Public Library. (2020). Strategic Plan 2020-2023.

Vancouver Public Library [@vancouverpubliclibrary]. (2021, February 26). There is a new Indigenous Storyteller in Residence at the library! A member of the Haida, Musqueam and Squamish Nations, Kung Jaadee is excited to share her culture and heritage with the community [Photograph].

Vancouver Public Library [@vancouverpubliclibrary]. (2021, May 2). Huge thanks to Kung Jaadee for sharing her Big Auntie Energy with the library these past few months as the Indigenous Storyteller in Residence [Photograph].

Vancouver Public Library [@vancouverpubliclibrary]. (2021, June 1). VPL has gathered a bunch of online resources to help you educate yourself on Indigenous issues. We can all be doing more [Infographic].