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Wednesday, May 24 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Honouring Our Place as Memory Institutions: On the Path Towards Truth & Reconciliation in Our Communities. Update from Canadian Federation of Libraries (CFLA/FCAB) Truth and Reconciliation Committee, Atlantic Canadian members

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Libraries have the opportunity to act as leaders, facilitators, and champions in the national effort to uphold and maintain the momentum of Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. With the Truth & Reconciliation Commission 94 Calls to Action acting as a compass, libraries, archives, and cultural memory institutions can transform and grow to acknowledge, embrace, include, and elevate the Indigenous peoples of Canada. In order to provide direction to information professionals across the country, the Canadian Federation of Libraries (CFLA/FCAB) created the Truth and Reconciliation Committee composed of committee members appointed by member associations across all provinces and territories.  Led by Camille Callison, Indigenous Services Librarian at the University of Manitoba, the Truth and Reconciliation Committee was charged delivering a report and recommendations to the incoming CFLA-FCAB Board, recommending further actions to support Indigenous (First Nations, Metis and Inuit) peoples of Canada over the long term, and to form a Standing Committee on Indigenous Matters to further these recommendations. This comprehensive document covers best practices and recommendations for libraries, archives, and cultural memory institutions to participate in this national effort. As representatives for the Atlantic Region, Trina, Maggie and Trecia will share their experiences participating in this tremendous group effort, each discussing the process of working in harmony with the medicine wheel team structure and the outcomes of co-creating a document set to guide and inspire libraries and archives across Canada. Further, they will share the feedback and key messages of other Atlantic participants as well as those of the CFLA-FCAB Truth and Reconciliation Committee Chair, Camille Callison. 

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Camille Callison

Indigenous Representative/Chair of the Truth & Reconciliation Committee, CFLA-FCAB/University of Manitoba
Tsesk iye (Crow) Clan and member of the Tahltan Nation, holds a B.A. in Anthropology and an M.L.I.S. First Nations Concentration from UBC. Camille is the Indigenous Services Librarian & Liaison Librarian for Anthropology, Native Studies and Social Work and a Member of the Indigenous... Read More →
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Maggie Neilson

Academic Librarian, Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University
Maggie is an Academic Librarian at Acadia University, and the Coordinator of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Vaughan Memorial Library. In addition to her role in the Library, Maggie is active in coordinating and supporting EDI initiatives across the Acadia campus and participates... Read More →
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Trecia Schell

Community Services Librarian, Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library

Wednesday May 24, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Georgian Room Rodd Charlottetown