32 Elder & Knowledge Keeper citation: MLA

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 Modern Language Association format. If an Elder or Knowledge Keeper has a traditional name they wish to use, simply replace the “Last name, First names” 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.

Work Cited
Last name, First names, Elder/Knowledge Keeper, Nation/Community. Topic/Subject of communication if applicable. Personal communication, Date Month Year. Territorial Acknowledgement of where information was shared.
Lekeyten, Elder, Kwantlen First Nation. Community Justice. Personal communication, 4 April, 2019. Shared on the traditional unceded territory of the Kwantlen, Musqueam, Katzie, Semiahmoo, Tsawwassen, Qayqayt, and Kwikwetlem Peoples.
(Last name)
Community justice is effectively practiced in communities (Lekeyten)


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