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Indigenous Matters Section – your chance to be part of the action! Extended deadline

This is a Call to Action! We need 10 more registrations to form the section.
Registration is open to any IFLA member (individuals or associations and institutions) passionate about indigenous peoples, their culture, language, and knowledge systems. Collaboration is essential for strong societies and strong libraries. It’s an effective way for us to connect our collections to our communities.
Registration form – IFLA Indigenous Matters Section – deadline 31 October 2015
Background: Established in December 2008, the Indigenous Matters special interest group evolved out of IFLA Past President Alex Bryne’s Presidential Task Force on Indigenous Matters.
Original charge: Considers the broad range of issues relating to indigenous peoples, indigenous knowledge and libraries and information services.
Timeline: There will be a two year transition period during which IFLA requires written confirmation from forty IFLA members (Associations, Institutions, and Individuals/Personal Affiliates) that they are willing to join the section by completing the registration form and emailing this through to IFLA HQ by 31 October 2015.
Future work: The new Section will be the central hub for indigenous matters in IFLA and there are exciting projects to undertake in the near future, such as:

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