2019 Dalhousie–Horrocks National Leadership Lectures and award presentation
Furthering Reconciliation by Honouring Indigenous Voices and Embedding Indigenous Protocols into Cultural Memory Institution Praxis
Learning & Organizational Development Librarian
University of Manitoba
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Report has provided a catalyst for change by acknowledging the systems of oppression manifest in Canada’s Indian Residential School System for over 150 years. The TRC Calls to Action have ignited the conversation around the decolonization of our mainstream cultural memory institutions by addressing embedding structural barriers and systems of oppression that perpetuate power inequities reinforcing problematic descriptions of historical event and racial stereotypes. How can we embed the appropriate protocols in our praxis with Indigenous communities to ensure that Indigenous voices, knowledge and histories are portrayed accurately, and relationships honoured? Substantive movement needs to be realized as it relates to Indigenous people and Indigenous knowledge being held in mainstream archives, libraries and cultural memory institutions which can often mean shaking foundations and deconstructing our thinking, processes and praxis.
Presentation of the Dalhousie-Horrocks National Leadership Award to MLIS student Rachel Fry
University Hall (Macdonald Building), 6300 Coburg Road, Halifax
Free and open to the public.
Light refreshments.2019 Dalhousie–Horrocks National Leadership Lectures and award presentation