AAO: Toward Truth and Reconciliation

Today the Archives Association of Ontario (AAO) announced the first of two web pages "aimed at supporting the Truth and Reconciliation process and improving access to Indigenous focused archival and cultural resources."  Toward Truth and Reconciliation is a page dedicated to "assisting Ontario's archival community to navigate the path toward the decolonisation and Indigenization of … Continue reading AAO: Toward Truth and Reconciliation

Response to the Report on the Truth and Reconciliation Task Force

As was recently announced over Arcan-L I'm been appointed as one of the members of the Steering Committee on Canada's Archives (SCCA) - Response to the Report on the Truth and Reconciliation Task Force.  I feel honoured to be part of this initiative to address the TRC's Calls to Action relating to archives and look … Continue reading Response to the Report on the Truth and Reconciliation Task Force

Archival Professional Communities

At the start of November I participated in a meeting of Anglican Diocesan Archivists in Toronto.  Spread over two days the meeting was a chance for Diocesan Archivists to connect, talk about ongoing projects, and discuss professional challenges and triumphs.  Many of the archivists in the room have been serving as Diocesan Archivists for many … Continue reading Archival Professional Communities

Ten Books to Contextualize Reconciliation in Archives, Museums, and Public History

My latest post "Ten Books to Contextualize Reconciliation in Archives, Museums, and Public History" can be seen over at Active History.  The post looks at ten books and articles as a starting point for learning about reconciliation, residential schools and indigenous rights in the context of heritage organizations.