Respecting Indigenous Knowledge

Program director Constance Wiebrands
Related topics CAUL Business

CAUL will lead a culture of respect, responsibility and reciprocity by developing a cohesive strategic approach to indigenous knowledge. The aim will be to embed a culture of respect and recognition for information and knowledge management practices, and develop strategic partnerships and relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Expected outcomes would be a greater understanding of indigenous knowledge as well as acknowledgement and promotion of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, language, knowledge, artefacts, documents and records in library collections.

Through a focus on respecting Indigenous knowledge, CAUL is demonstrating the role university libraries can play through partnerships and relationships for the preservation, management and discovery of indigenous knowledge for research, learning and teaching.

Indigenous Knowledges Symposium

The online Indigenous Knowledges Symposium will be held over two days, on 24 June and 1 July 2021.

The Symposium will bring together practitioners from Australia and New Zealand to share good practice, discuss challenges, and prompt reflection on how academic libraries can work to embed a culture of respect for and recognition of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Māori and Pasifika knowledge.

The program has been designed to initiate dialogue about how academic libraries are responding and how we can work together as a community to embrace CAUL's strategic theme of Respecting Indigenous Knowledge.

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Author Kate Davis
Last modified 18 May 2021