Hello APLA,

*Apologies for any cross-posting*

This is a reminder to sign up for the CNSA Conference, "Facilitating Accessibility; Celebrating Diversity". It's a chance to come together as a community to share what we've done over the past year, take advantage of professional development opportunities, and learn what we can do as archivists to welcom all Nova Scotians into our archives. There will be sessions discussing resources to increase cultural awareess, guidance on cost-effective measures to increase accessibility, and of course, food and drinks. The conference will be capped off with a presentation by Jaime Battiste, celebrated Mi'kmaq historian and activist, and John MacLeod, senior government records archivist. Jaime will discuss the history and modern context of the treaties of peace and friendship, while John will discuss the Nova Scotia Archives' role in the preservation and conservation of the physical treaties.

There is still time to sign up! Head to: https://www.councilofnsarchives.ca/product/2017-conference-registration/

The conference runs May 11-12 at the Nova Scotia Archives, with lunches, snacks, and travel reimbursements provided. Come out to join your community, and learn how to serve your province even better. See you soon!

Dave MacLachlan
Chair, CNSA Education Committee