In this third installment, we look at the CRAP test, a method for thinking critically about information and sources, and then use it to unpack Diane Francis’s within wider debates in Aboriginal law and Indigenous critical theory.
Two Japanese professionals on the role that libraries and museums in Japan can play in promoting the knowledge and cultures of the Ainu People.
Ojibway playwright Drew Hayden Taylor visited Thunder Bay last March. In her last podcast of this series for Open Shelf, contributor Sam Bird took the chance to sit down with this celebrated Indigenous storyteller.
Online reference materials have huge value for teaching and learning, For librarians grappling to give access to comprehensive online resources the Encyclopedia of Canada’s Peoples is a "tertiary source" worth considering.
This two-part article unpacks the supposed abrogation of responsibility of the federal government to Indigenous communities. In this first installment, we dive into the question of governance and the tensions between the Indian Act and rights created under both the Constitution of Canada and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
It’s hard to believe it was already six months ago, but back at the OLA Superconference in January, I sat down with Chief Lady Bird to talk about Nibi’s water song. This new children’s book is written by Sunshine Tenasco and illustrated by Chief Lady Bird.
There is a strong need to explicitly acknowledge deeply embedded racist thinking in order to move towards systemic change in public libraries.
Unpacking an "abrogation of responsibility" by looking at governance and into the tensions between the Indian Act and rights created under both the Constitution of Canada and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Smokii Sumac is a talented Ktunaxa poet, and recently, we talked about gender, the land and more.
My husband and I have taken to walking up and down our road once a day—morning or evening. We’re lucky because we live in…
Samantha Martin-Bird in conversation with Max FineDay about reconciliation, racism, Indigenous identity, and Indigenous revitalization.
Samantha Martin-Bird talks with anthropologist Kieran Way about making libraries safe and welcoming spaces for Indigenous Peoples.
The two new Ontario Library Service – North websites have been designed to support language revitalization and First Nation public libraries.