This citation template was modelled off of an Elder Citation developed by Librarian Lorisia MacLeod (James Smith Cree Nation) at NorQuest College and modified by Lekeyten, Kwantlen First Nation Elder and Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Elder in Residence. It is recommended that you use this citation model for Elder’s in British Columbia while at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
Below is a template to use when citing Elders or Knowledge Keepers in the American Psychological Association format. If an Elder or Knowledge Keeper has a traditional name they wish to use, simply replace the “Last name, First names initials” with their traditional name. If there are any other discrepancies between the citation style and the Elder or Knowledge Keepers wishes, always follow the Elder or Knowledge Keepers’ wishes.
Last name, First names initials. (Elder/Knowledge Keeper), Nation/Community. Topic/Subject of communication if applicable. personal communication. Year, Month Date. Territorial Acknowledgement of where information was shared.
Lekeyten (Elder), Kwantlen First Nation. Community justice. personal communication. 2019, April 19. Shared on the traditional unceded territory of the Kwantlen, Musqueam, Katzie, Semiahmoo, Tsawwassen, Qayqayt, and Kwikwetlem Peoples.