Antiracism & Decolonization in the Information Professions is generously sponsored by the Master of Information and the Master of Information Management programs at Dal’s School of Information Management.


Registration required. Register for as few or as many of the lectures as you prefer (see full list below). A link will be sent to all registrants prior to each event. Click here to register on Eventbrite. Please contact Dr. Ghaddar ([log in to unmask]) with questions or any accessibility concerns.


Wednesday, February 16 @ 10am AST: “Identity Captured in the Archives” with Elder Harry Bone, Elder Florence Paynter and Raymond Frogner (Head of Archives) from the National Centre for Truth & Reconciliation


Abstract: This talk will briefly consider the evolution of concepts of race, ethnicity and culture as these concepts are expressed in the standards, policies and practices of public archives. The records of the residential school program in Canada will be used as an example.  It will look are the origins of the concepts and discuss their evolution in archives. It will conclude by looking at the current projects of the National Centre for Truth & Reconciliation designed with the view to decolonize the social role of archives.




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