Collaborative Indigenous Research Digital Garden
Currency: The timeliness of the information:
When was the resource published or posted?
Has the resource been revised or updated?
Does your topic require current information?
Are the links functional?
Started in 2017, updated 2023, info current, links functional
Relevance:The importance of the information for your needs
Does the resource relate to your needs?
Who is the intended audience?
Is the information in the resource at an appropriate level for your learners?
Related to needs for Indigenous Knowledge transfer and Indigenous led research. Appropriate for post secondary teachers and learners.
Authority: The source of the information
Who is the creator?
What are their credentials or organizational affiliations?
Are they qualified to write on this topic?
Created by T’karonto Circle Lab.
Accuracy: The reliability and truthfulness of the information
Is the information supported by evidence?
Has the resource been reviewed or refereed?
Are there spelling, grammar, or typographical errors?
Quality is solid
Purpose: The reason the information exists
Why does this resource exist? (to inform, teach, sell, entertain, or persuade?)
Is the information fact, opinion, or propaganda?
Are there political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases?
Exists to testify to Indigenous ways of knowing, research, and collaboration. Decentering hegemonic eurocentricy in academia.
Notes:Are there additional questions or observations you have about this material that affect your decision to use it? (i.e. this is an opinion piece that I will use to demonstrate one side of an argument).
Multi media, includes research project repository, events, and publications.
Final Recommendation: Will you use this resource? Why or why not?
Yes, recent, local, collaborative, and Indigenous led.