Breaking Barriers Through Decolonial Community Based Archival Practice

My latest collaboration with Skylee-Storm Hogan is out in the world. We wrote a book chapter, “Breaking Barriers Through Decolonial Community Based Archival Practice” for Archives and Special Collections as Sites of Contestation edited by Mary Kandiuk.

The chapter discusses the work of the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre (SRSC) as a way of opposing colonial archival impulses. It focuses on community archival practices, with a look at the work the SRSC has done to engage Survivors and communities in digital spaces.

As always, I’m grateful to for the chance to work with Skylee-Storm on this and the chapter is infinitely stronger because of their efforts and insights.

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Historical Reminiscents EP 06: Demystifying Archival Labour – Arrangement

New podcast episode!

In part two of the mini-series on “Demystifying Archival Labour” I tackle the work of archival arrangement and talk about how archives are organized, archival arrangement principles and how to teach about arrangement in the classroom. I also discuss the idea of alternative arrangements as a means of shifting away from colonial perspectives.  Missed part one of this series? Listen to it here.

Mentioned in this episode:
How Do Archivists Organize Collections?
Dalhousie LibGuide: Differences Between Archives and Libraries
-Dalhouse LibGuide: How is Archival Material Organized?
-Kimberly Christen, “Tribal Archives, Traditional Knowledge, and Local Contexts: Why the “s” Matters”