Advancing lasting reconciliation with Indigenous peoples can only be achieved through concrete and ongoing actions rooted in the affirmation of Indigenous rights, respect, co-operation and partnership. It is with these four principles in mind that Library and Archives Canada (LAC) created an Indigenous Heritage Action Plan in April 2019 after in-depth consultations with the Indigenous Advisory Circle. This plan represents LAC’s response to the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and illustrates its commitment toward implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Find out how, since the last implementation progress report of December 2019, LAC has advanced on its commitments to decolonize the institution and its services, and to improve access to Indigenous-specific records. Progress on the 28 actions is tracked under the following areas:
- institutional change
- engagement and collaboration
- managing records in the LAC collection related to First Nations, Inuit and the Métis Nation
- promotion and support
To find out more about how LAC is doing its part to support the reconciliation process, consult the Indigenous Heritage Action Plan Implementation Progress Report on LAC’s Indigenous documentary heritage initiatives website.