Keynote : The Respectful Terminology Platform Project and Community Design. Camille Callison (University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, British Colombia, Canada), Stacy Allison-Cassin (Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)

The Respectful Terminology Platform Project (RTPP), a project of the National Indigenous Language and Knowledge (NIKLA-ANCLA), is an Indigenous-led multi-year project to be completed over six years to create a permanent and sustainable online platform that will be a dynamic, multilingual source for terminology and vocabulary sets that can be applied to Indigenous Peoples, places, heritage, tradition, knowledge, and cultures within the country now known as Canada. The presenters will give an overview of the project and the connections to current issues within knowledge organization and vocabulary work with a focus on community-oriented design. 

Camille Callison, Tāłtān Nation member, is the University Librarian at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) and a passionate cultural activist pursuing a PhD in Anthropology at the University of Manitoba. She is committed to being part of creating meaningful change related to equity, diversity, and inclusivity in the library, archival, and cultural memory professions. She is the founding Chair of the National Indigenous Knowledge and Language Alliance (NIKLA-ANCLA) as well as co-Lead of the Respectful Terminology Platform Project (RTPP). Camille is a member of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Indigenous Matters Section, North American Regional Division, & the Advisory Committee on Cultural Heritage, and IEEE P2890™ Recommended Practice for Provenance of Indigenous Peoples’ Data. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) Board of Directors, BC ELN Steering Committee, Arca Advisory Committee, Council of Pacific & Prairie University Libraries (COPPUL), and the Council of PostSecondary Library Directors of BC (CPSLD) as Secretary/President-Elect.

Stacy Allison-Cassin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Science at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, Stacy engages in research related to linked data, and metadata and issues related to equity and justice. Stacy is the co-lead of the Respectful Terminology Platform Project and is currently the chair for the Teaching and Learning community and a member of council of the National Indigenous Knowledge and Language Alliance (NIKLA-ANCLA), an Indigenous-led association centered in Canada. She sits on several committees and advisory bodies including the IFLA Subject Analysis and Access Committee, the CRKN Researcher Council, and the editorial board for the journal KULA. A Citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario, Stacy has kinship connections to the Georgian Bay Métis community.