Dal Libraries holds Wikipedia edit-a-thon to fill information gaps on Mi’kmaw people, Mi’kmaki

Dalhousie University’s libraries recently held a Wikipedia edit-a-thon to improve the website’s information on Mi’kmaw people and Mi’kma’ki, the traditional and current territories of the Mi’kmaq people. Dal Assistant Professor Dr Stacy Allison-Cassin guided participants through the basics of Wikipedia article creation and editing. Together, participants edited 19 Wikipedia articles to contribute 50 new references and over 3,300 words of content. Dal states that this work demonstrates the important role that digital platforms play in honouring, preserving, and promoting Indigenous people and histories.