Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
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Tag: writing

Remember the Children and Canada’s History

I recently wrote a piece for the Canada’s History website about the Remember the Children: Photograph Identification Project that was started by the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association and the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre.  This is a project that is near and dear to my heart.  It is one of the initiatives that made me…
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Look Back and Look Forward

Unlike in some previous years this December I didn’t participate in reverb or any similar end of year reflective writing practice.  But I do want to look back at some of things that made 2015 a memorable year and my plans for 2016. Looking Back: My article, “Community Archival Practice: Indigenous Grassroots Collaboration at the…
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Writing and Researching in Public

In the past couple of years there have been a handful of writing in public projects which aim to illuminate the academic writing process, allow writers to connect with others, and demystify the labour that goes into writing. For example Michelle Moravec’s Writing in Public project makes visual the process that goes into writing history. …
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Peer Mentors and Peer Nurturing

Letters to a Young Librarian recently had a great post on the idea and importance of peer mentors.  Jessica Olin makes a great point about the value of having a support network and peers who you can turn to for support and honest feedback. Mentors can provide advice.  But sometimes having those close relationships that…
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Onwards and Upwards

In 2008 I started blogging at Historical Reminiscents.  The original impetus for beginning that blog was an assignment as part of a digital history class.  The blog was much longer lasting than the class and has featured over 400 posts since 2008. This past weekend I imported all those old posts, had a domain registered…
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