“That’s my Auntie”: Community-Guided Residential School History

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My latest piece ““That’s my Auntie”: Community-Guided Residential School History” co-authored with the fantastic Skylee-Storm Hogan can be seen in the KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation studies journal.

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).

Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 82: Archival Challenges During Covid-19

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In today’s episode I’m talking about archival pandemic backlogs and pressure points that COVID-19 have created in archival settings. 

Mentioned in this episode:
-Samantha Thompson, “Why don’t archivists digitize everything?

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Transcript of episode 82.

AAO 2021 Virtual Conference

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!

Laughter Filled the Space: Challenging Euro-Centric Archival Spaces

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My latest article, written with Skylee-Storm Hogan is now out in the International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion. Our article, “Laughter Filled the Space: Challenging Euro-Centric Archival Spaces” looks at the physical spaces of archives and the ways in which archives can be more welcoming to Indigenous peoples and Indigenous community researchers.

Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 78: Resting for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Work

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.

Mentioned in this episode:
The Nap Ministry
EP 72: Passion Project Space

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See the transcript of episode 78.