LAC Forum with University Partners: Exploring Decolonization on the Road to Reconciliation

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We are pleased to announce that Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will be hosting LAC Forum with University Partners: Exploring Decolonization on the Road to Reconciliation.

The one-day event will be held on Monday November 6th, 2017 at 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, in the Pellan Room. The forum will bring together a wide range of participants including college and university students, faculty members, Indigenous community members, public servants, university librarians and archivists, and other information professionals, and will be open to the public.

The forum will be an opportunity for LAC university partners to meet in person in order to share and discuss innovative projects and initiatives related to reconciliation. By providing a platform for dialogue, the forum will support the advancement of reconciliation thinking and actions within academic and memory institutions, and provide an opportunity for LAC to deepen its relationships with academic institutions across Canada.

Speaker and panelists are:

  • Camille Callison, Indigenous Services Librarian, University of Manitoba
  • Brenda McDougall, Associate Professor, Holder of the Chair in M├ętis Research, University of Ottawa
  • Andrea Bear Nicholas, Professor Emeritus, St. Thomas University
  • Erica Hernandez-Reid, Archivist, Access and Digital Initiatives, University of Northern BC
  • Melissa Adams, Librarian and Archivist, Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, BC

Monday, November 6, 2017, from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Library and Archives Canada
Pellan Room, 2nd Floor
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario

Download the event agenda [PDF 98 KB]

Note: LAC invites those attending the Forum to view three original treaties on display at 395 Wellington street, from November 6 to 10, during Treaties Recognition Week. The Selkirk Treaty is on display as part of the Canada: Who Do We Think We Are? exhibition in the Morley Callaghan room. Also on display are the Robinson-Huron and Robinson-Superior treaties, which were signed in 1850 and cover portions of northern Ontario.

Seating is limited, so please register:

Simultaneous translation will be offered throughout the event.

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