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Native American Studies

A guide to various tools and resources for Native American Studies

Research and Writing Resources

Much research and writing about Indigenous peoples has been historically conducted without cooperation of the peoples studied or written about. These resources provide suggestions on ways to navigate that history and research and to write about indigenous peoples in a respectful and ethical way.

Style Guides & Writing Resources

Style Guides

Writing Resources

Indigenous Source Citation

Recommended citation examples for indigenous sources (APA, MLA, and Chicago styles): Pleas see Indigenous Information Literacy, Chapter 6 (Elder Citation). In that text, Rachel Chong explains that

"Elder & Traditional Knowledge Keeper citation is not yet officially used in APA, MLA or Chicago. These citations [in Chapter 6] were created in consultation with other Indigenous Librarians at NorQuest College and the University of British Columbia. Work is currently being done to advocate for Elder/Traditional Knowledge Keeper citation inclusion in the official citation guides."

More on APA style:

More on MLA style:

Research Methodologies