Who is the author?
- Was the text created by an Indigenous author or with substantial collaboration with the Indigenous community.
- Does the text present an authentic voice?
Does the text depict themes and issues that are important within Indigenous cultures?
- Possible themes: loss of identity and affirmation of identity, tradition, healing, importance of Elders, connection to the land, the importance of oral tradition, the experience of colonization, decolonization, and community.
Does the text incorporate Indigenous story- telling techniques and features as applicable?
- Examples: circular structure, repetition, weaving in of spirituality, humour
How do you check?
- Author’s Biography
- Book Jacket
- Foreword or Epilogue
- Social Media
- When in doubt: Google
These guidelines were created by FNESC