As Indigenous Studies students, you will be using the APA 7th referencing style.
At university you are expected to reference information sources used in your assignments. Referencing is important as it:
Copying or reusing Indigenous works has additional sensitivities & legal/cultural issues compared to non-Indigenous works.
Indigenous works often include secret or sacred information, sometimes obtained without the consent of the relevant Indigenous person/people.
Therefore, care should be taken in reusing or repurposing Indigenous work in your studies. Including a cultural notice is a good means to pre-emptively warn Indigenous people on the presence of sensitive material.
It may be necessary to seek cultural clearances from Indigenous communities, families, individuals, or organisations before you can access or reproduce their material. Please check with the Library for assistance.