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You are invited to the next IM Public Lecture. See below and attached poster for details.


The Information Management Public Lectures give attention to exciting advances in research and professional practice. The topics are diverse reflecting the importance and global extent of Information Management in today’s society. The lectures are free of charge and open to all, unless otherwise stated. All 2021-2022 lectures will be held virtually on Microsoft Teams. Click here for the full schedule. Lecture will be recorded and posted on our YouTube channel.


Creating a Decolonizing Archives


Raymond Frogner
Head of Archives, National Centre for Truth & Reconciliation
University of Manitoba


Lecture details
Monday, November 1st, 2021
5:30 to 6:30pm (ADT)
Microsoft Teams (click link at above date/time to join)


Abstract: After six years of work, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) had acquired approximately four million documents and over seven thousand Survivor statements documenting the history and legacy of the residential school system in Canada. The next step was to order and sort these records to create an archives that could respectfully and effectively preserve and make accessible these records in a manners that addresses the colonial nature of their content and their profound meaning for both Indigenous peoples and settler society. To make a decolonizing archives. This talk will discuss the acquisition work to bring in such a disparate set of records, and the projects designed to promote their decolonizing reference and use. 


Bio: Raymond Frogner graduated with an M.A. in history from the University of Victoria and an M.A.S. from the University of British Columbia. He was the archivist for private records at the University of Alberta where he taught a class in archives and Indigenous records. He was formerly an archivist for private records at the Royal BC Museum where his portfolio included Indigenous records. He is currently the Head of Archives at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. He is also the co-chair of the International Council for Archives Committee on Indigenous matters. In 2019 he was the principal author of the ICAs Tandanya/Adelaide Declaration concerning Indigenous self-determination and archives.  He has published two articles in Archivaria on the topics of archives and Indigenous rights. Both articles have won the W. Kaye Lamb Prize. He continues to publish and present on issues of Indigenous identity and social memory. In 2020 he was nominated a Fellow of the Association of Canadian Archivists. 

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