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Indigenous Interest Group

Terms of Reference

  • To determine the library and information needs of Manitoba’s Indigenous (First Nations, Metis and Inuit) peoples.
  • To make recommendations concerning the recruitment and training of Indigenous people to serve the library and information needs of Indigenous peoples.
  • To make recommendations on personnel and resources needed to provide library and information services to Indigenous peoples.
  • To promote a vision of best practices:
    • Protect and preserve Indigenous knowledge(s) in a variety of mediums for use by current and future generations in a respectful and sensitive manner;
    • Provide a welcoming environment and assistance for First Nations, Metis, non-status and Inuit people to access this knowledge;
    • Seek direction from communities on proper protocols regarding access and care of their culturally sensitive records;
    • Respect the First Nations, Metis and Inuit cultural concept of copyright with regard to Aboriginal history or heritage, which is often located in but not limited to oral traditions, songs, dance, storytelling, anecdotes, place names, hereditary names and other forms of indigenous knowledges;
    • Provide opportunities and access to training and employment for First Nations, Metis, Inuit and non-status people.

 

Currently Chaired by Dominique Taylor.

 

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