The purpose of this document is to establish protocol and guidelines for working with Elders, to ensure consistency in extending invitations, respectful care, providing honouraria and compensation for additional costs. These guidelines are meant for students, faculty and staff of Carleton University, who will be working with Elders on- or off-campus, for university purposes. Any other organization can be inspired by these guidelines and adapt them to their own structure. This document was prepared by the Centre for Aboriginal Culture and Education at Carleton University.