Adopting Knowledge Management Practices in the Creation of a Tribal Archives in Rural Québec

Different groups of people like to find and use different kinds of information. This is true of First Nations as their information and knowledge needs extend beyond the walls of libraries or archives and into museums and the communities themselves. The collaboration between tribal and nontribal Archives can be mutually beneficial but first it is crucial to understand what information is needed and how they prefer to find and make use of it. This project looks at a collection of tribal archives in a rural Quebec First Nations community and how their community archives or “tribal archives” can be an alternative tool for self-governing, a means to become independent from other external institutions, and help further develop a sense of autonomy. Particular importance will be placed on the sharing and preservation of tacit (difficult to articulate) knowledge as it is typically shared and preserved through traditional oral storytelling.

Faculty Supervisor:

Kimiz Dalkir


Dominique Robichaud


Grand Conseil de la Nation Waban-Aki




Information and cultural industries


McGill University



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