IFLA SIG on Indigenous Matters Facebook group

 Indigenous Matters SIG on Facebook A group for those interested in library services for and with indigenous peoples. All are invited to join; you need not be an institutional or personal member of IFLA. The group includes indigenous members and those who support these issues.

The Group is one vehicle for discussion for members of the IFLA SIG on Indigenous Matters, formally established in December 2008. The SIG evolved out of IFLA Past President Alex Bryne's Presidential Task Force on Indigenous Matters, a focus on library services for the traditional owners of the land. Indigenous peoples know who they are. The IFLA SIG will host face-to-face meetings at the annual IFLA conference each summer.

Discussion threads may cover a variety of topics from news alerts to calls for papers and conference attendance. Your participation may reflect your interests, activities, and learning styles. Our goal is to promote exchange on information services for and with indigenous populations. As such, our information exchange focuses in a positive direction on services today with an eye on the future while honoring the past. As with other indigenous gatherings, we gather with respect for each other, generosity in spirit, and a desire to improve the lives of the next generation.

Te Paea is the second Convenor of the IFLA SIG.  On her mother’s side, her ancestral mountain is Karioi, her sacred water is Whaingaroa and she is a member of the Waikato people.  Her connections from her mother’s side are extensive throughout the North and South Islands of New Zealand.  From her father’s side, her ancestral mountain is Hikurangi, her sacred river is Waiapu and she is a member of the Ngati Porou people.

Indigenous Matters

Last update: 20 September 2013