The Land in the Library: How to Include Indigenous Knowledge of the Land in Libraries


Since the Land is significant to Indigenous Peoples, including some of their knowledge about the Land into libraries could create a meaningful relationship with Indigenous Peoples and libraries. The website aims to compile recipes and any accompanying stories or experiences with it from Indigenous Peoples into a website. Libraries could use it in cooking programs, to provide food at a program, or any way they would like. It is hoped that offering Indigenous cooking and stories about Indigenous cooking in libraries may serve as a tool to welcome Indigenous Peoples into them, and introduce others to Indigenous culture and engender respect for it.


Alison Lindsay:

Alison Lindsay was born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory on the traditional territory of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta’an Kwach’an Council. While working on a Master of Library and Information Studies, she works as a Library Technician at Yukon Archives and Library Assistant at Whitehorse Public Library. Growing up and living in the North, Alison developed an appreciation and affection for her home. She is enjoying the opportunity provided in Tanya Ball and Kayla Lar-Son’s Library and Information Studies course to explore her connection with the land around her home, and the local Indigenous Peoples’ relationship with the Land in the North.