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Indigenuity: Indigenous + Ingenuity Workshop

Indigenous + Ingenuity [INDIGENUITY] Workshops

The following workshops are designed thematically that reinforces cultural identity and interfaces with western academic standards of objective research. Each of the workshops discussed below are dialogue centered. The goal of discussions is for the participants to bring their lived experiences in the workshop for them to personalize content for their own learning benefit. Workshops are tailored for Indigenous students and scholars interested in Indigenous studies.

Most of the workshops will range in time from 40 minutes to an hour. All workshops will be in the INLP Conference Room (room 230) every Friday of each month. Other workshops added into the rotation will be special workshops that investigate other topical academic and research issues. The core workshop classes are provided below and content is designed to integrate with other workshops.

Attend as many sessions as you would like!

Personal Information Network

September 7, 14, 21, & 28

Personal Information Network is a workshop designed to identify information networks whether it is family, personal, community, cultural and scholarly. Participants will be asked to identify important information channels that will be beneficial for learning, studying, and research. The goal is to contextually center their information channels for points of complimentary intersection of information exchange.

Ancestor’s Consciousness in Research

October 5, 19, & 26

This workshop asks participants how their ancestors are present today. In addition, participants will imagine; how their ancestors perceived and archived information as a point of reference for information preparation and planning. This workshop is designed for students to connect to their ancestral roots for ideas and methods to use today. The idea is to continue their ancestral traditions and interface them with other western methods in a holistic manner.

Imaginative Research

November 2, 9, 16, & 30

Participants will imagine an intellectual arena where their personal ideas and knowledge will be activated to address a research inquiry. They will envision and design their research perspectives that includes encountering a variety of information resources. As an activity, participants will prototype their ideas in a creative fashion by using part of their brainpower that is underutilized and imagine them into reality.

Textual Knowledge & Writing

February 1, 8, 15, & 22

This workshop is a reflection exercise of the differences between textual knowledge sources and other ways of knowing. This comparison provides a great opportunity to explore how libraries and scholars encode knowledge into text and indigenous communities do the same on cultural tools and poetics. Participants will navigate the various modes of knowledge transfer, which includes a discussion of their syllabi, reference information, index organization systems, and primary and secondary sources.

Ethical Research Inquiry

March 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29

Ethical Research Inquiry is a workshop designed to compare academic and indigenous values regarding information and knowledge responsibilities. This workshop will explore intellectual values concerning research agendas through “thinking in a good way.” Thinking in a good way is related to thought proceed action research model and the goal is for the participants to develop their ethical guidelines for doing research in a good way.

Friday, March 1, 2019 Show more dates
11:00am - 12:00pm
INLP Room 230
Zimmerman Library
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