Researching Indigenous Topics | GPLL245


This is an introductory workshop for students in all disciplines who wish to better understand and include Indigenous perspectives in their research. The workshop will briefly situate the university library within settler colonialism in Canada, provide context to current research on indigenous topics and include discussions around the limits of terminology and subject classification. The instructors will guide students to recommended resources for Indigenous topics and provide an overview of research ethics guidelines.

Learning Objectives

In this workshop, participants will:
1. Gain an understanding of the colonial context of libraries.
2. Understand the limits and challenges of terminology.
3. Discover current resources relevant to Indigenous topics across disciplines
4. Identify different ethical guidelines regarding Indigenous research in Canada.

Leaders Information

Michelle Lake is the subject librarian for First Peoples Studies, Government publications, Political Science and the School of Community and Public Affairs.


Event details

Workshop location


Start date

Thursday, September 29, 2022

End date

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Workshop days



From 13:00 to 14:30


Michelle Lake


Sophia Magliocca


19 / 20

Registration deadline

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

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