This is part of an open lecture series, entitled Decolonization in the IM Professions, co-sponsored by the School of Information Management (SIM) and the Centre for Executive and Graduate Education (CEGE), Dalhousie University. Everyone is welcome! Keep an eye on our website for info on future events.
Tuesday, September 14 @ 1pm ADT
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Kayla Lar-Son, Indigenous Programs & Services Librarian, X̱wi7x̱wa Library (UBC): “Raising Our Hands: Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Relationality in LIS”
This lecture is an open classroom taking place as part of the course, INFO6610/MGMT4611 Information Policy taught by Dr. Jamila Ghaddar at Dal’s School of Information Management. Everyone is welcome! Stay tuned for future events!
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Abstract: LIS institutions have long been the stewards of Indigenous cultural materials including Indigenous stories, Knowledges and Indigenous research that may or may not have been ethically conducted. But are libraries actually the best stewards for these collections? In this talk we will explore the concept of Indigenous Data Sovereignty and how it relates to libraries, as well as discover ways in which libraries can work with Indigenous communities to evaluate our own institutional priorities and procedures to develop culturally appropriate data protocols, and repatriate digital and non-digital collections.
Biography: Kayla Lar-Son is Metis and Ukrainian settler and originally from Treaty Six territory. Currently she is the Indigenous Programs and Services Librarian for X̱wi7x̱wa Library at the University of British Columbia, and the Program Manager Librarian for the Indigitization program.