Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 56: Archives and the TRC Calls to Action

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In honour of Orange Shirt Day today’s episode is dedicated to Residential School Survivors all across the land and to those who didn’t return home from their time at Residential School. In today’s episode I discuss the TRC’s Calls to Action and their relationship to archival practice.

Note – I made a numerical error when talking about the TRC Calls to Action, it is call number 69 not call number 60 that speaks to the operation of Library and Archives Canada.

Mentioned in this episode:
TRC Calls to Action (PDF)
Residential School Memorial Register
-Crystal Fraser and Zoe Todd, “Decolonial Sensibilities: Indigenous Research and Engaging with Colonial Archives in Canada

Rapid Reads:
-Allison Jones, Hazel Jane Plante, Leah Tottenham, Shelby, and Syr “Not Cis in LIS: A Roundtable Discussion about being Trans in Libraries

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Unexpected Archival Finds: Shingwauk Student Register

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My latest post, “Unexpected Archival Finds: Shingwauk Student Register” can be found over at Activehistory.ca.   This piece explores the recent discoveru a “Clerk’s Fee Book” that had been re-purposed as a Shingwauk Residential School student register from 1930-1941.  This find by the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre staff provides new information about the students who attended Shingwauk during this period and also inspires questions about archival ethics and unexpected records.