Here’s the abstract of our piece: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada called for increased access to archival material documenting the history of Residential Schools. What does this access and associated programming look like? How can archives approach sharing Residential School history in an ethical and culturally appropriate way? This project report provides examples of reciprocal approaches to archival work by drawing on a case study of the community-guided work undertaken by the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association (CSAA) and the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre (SRSC).
My latest post, “Anti-Racism and Archival Description Work” can be seen over at Activehistory.ca. The post looks at ongoing work in the archival field to approach description from an anti-racist lens and work to re-describe archival records.
The Archives Association of Ontario is hosting the 2021 Annual Conference virtually from May 11-14, 2021. With the theme of “Doing The Work: From Colonial Pasts to Inclusive Futures”, the 2021 conference will offer archival workers and allied professionals the opportunity to discuss areas of archival theory and practice that address racism, colonialism, and community centered approaches to history.
I have really loved being part of the conference programme committee this year and I am thrilled to see such an awesome (in my opinion) agenda come together.
Registration for this conference is now open if you’re interested in joining us in May!
In today’s episode I talk about technology blips, technology fails, and recovering from these unexpected challenges. I draw on a couple of epic fail experiences recently and talk about getting through them.
In today’s episode I’m talking about Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion work, also known as EDI work, and protecting yourself from burning out while engaged in this work. This episode is based on my experience engaged in EDI work connected to gender and sexuality inclusion.
In today’s episode I’m talking about managing chronic pain, archival labour, and working from home. This episode is based on my experiences working from home since March 2020 and rooted in my pain realities, so your mileage with it may vary.
Also, part way through the episode one of my cats decided to chow down near where I was recording. If you hear a weird noise, that’s what is causing it. Cats are fun.