iSchool Capstone

Here in Perpetuity: Uplifting Tribal Sovereignty in Public Libraries

Project tags:

equity & inclusion

indigenous knowledge

social justice

Public librarians have an obligation to acknowledge the sovereignty of Tribal nations and to provide culturally responsive library services to Indigenous patrons. Our project emerged from the recognition of a scarcity of resources to assist library staff in meeting these obligations. Through iterative research, we identified initial key topics, fully developed two learning modules, and commenced curating existing resources aimed at enlightening non-Indigenous LIS professionals on the significance of upholding Tribal sovereignty in public libraries. The image utilized is a text-free rendition of the Indigenous Systems of Knowledge model crafted by our sponsor Dr. Sandy Littletree (2018).
Project participants:

Caitlin Mccabe


Devon Coultas