The voices of Indigenous peoples and other marginalized communities are underrepresented in academia, government, healthcare, and other industries. Even when the lived experiences of Indigenous peoples are the focus of the work, research is too often about Indigenous peoples for non-Indigenous audience.
By intentionally seeking out and citing work created by and for individuals from marginalized communities, we help to advocate for the creators, their communities, and the perspectives they present. At the same time, we broaden our own understanding of the topic.
Indigenous scholars, researchers, Knowledge Keepers, and Elders respected within their communities are considered citable experts regardless of whether they are associated with an academic institution or hold academic credentials. Work of this kind may come from outside established academic/industry authorities, like social media campaigns, blogs, and direct teachings from Elders or Knowledge Keepers.
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