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Indigenous Peoples in Special Collections and Archives


Indigenous communities, peoples and nations are those which, having a historical continuity with pre-invasion and pre-colonial societies that developed on their territories, consider themselves distinct from other sectors of the societies now prevailing on those territories, or parts of them. They form at present non-dominant sectors of society and are determined to preserve, develop and transmit to future generations their ancestral territories, and their ethnic identity, as the basis of their continued existence as peoples, in accordance with their own cultural patterns, social institutions and legal system.

The Indigenous Peoples in Special Collections and Archives LibGuide was originally developed by archivist Jonathan Pringle during his time at Special Collections and Archives, Cline Library. He is credited on all sections of the LibGuide which he aggregated and wrote.