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Libraries in North America are revising how they refer to Indigenous Peoples. This is why

Since there are more than 1,000 terms relating to Indigenous Peoples in library lists, revisions to this topic will be monumental. Image: Unsplash/Sarina Gr

Julia Bullard

Assistant Professor in Information Studies, University of British Columbia

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Books seen in the Xwi7xwa Library on indigenous people. Image: htomren/Flickr

Ambiguous terms like “Indian cooking” and “Indian activism” create confusion as to whether an item pertains to Indigenous Peoples in North America or India. In picture: Protest on Parliament Hill. Image: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

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