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Please join us for this exciting event. See attached poster for full details.


RSVP through Eventbrite by February 27th.


This event features:


1. Free public lecture by Camille Callison (Learning & Organizational Development Librarian, University of Manitoba )
“Furthering Reconciliation by Honouring Indigenous Voices and Embedding Indigenous Protocols into Cultural Memory Institution Praxis.”



Creating space for Indigenous knowledge to be preserved and shared in its unbiased entirety according to cultural protocols is crucial for moving forward toward reconciliation and laying the groundwork for change. 

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Report has provided a catalyst for change by acknowledging the systems of oppression manifest in Canada’s Indian Residential School System for over 150 years. The TRC Calls to Action have ignited the conversation around the decolonization of our mainstream cultural memory institutions by addressing embedding structural barriers and systems of oppression that perpetuate power inequities reinforcing problematic descriptions of historical event and racial stereotypes. How can we embed the appropriate protocols in our praxis with Indigenous communities to ensure that Indigenous voices, knowledge and histories are portrayed accurately, and relationships honored? Substantive movement needs to be realized as it relates to Indigenous people and Indigenous knowledge being held in mainstream archives, libraries and cultural memory institutions which can often mean shaking foundations and deconstructing our thinking, processes and praxis.



Camille Callison, member of the Tahltan Nation in Northern BC, is the Learning & Organizational Development Librarian and PhD student (Anthropology) at the University of Manitoba. Camille is Past Chair of the Indigenous Matters Committee, a Copyright Committee member, chaired the Truth and Reconciliation Committee and was on the founding board of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA-FCAB). Camille is an Indigenous Partner on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Taskforce and a member of IFLA Indigenous Matters Section Standing Committee, National Film Board Indigenous Advisory Group and Canadian Commission for UNESCO Memory of the World Committee and Sector Commission on Culture, Communications & Information.


2. Presentation of the Dalhousie-Horrocks National Leadership Award to MLIS student, Rachel Fry.