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Wednesday, June 9 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Embracing Change: Emerging and Reawakening to Indigenous and Diverse Voices and Cultivating Respectful Relationships (Opening Keynote)

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Over the last decade, we have seen substantive movement as it relates to Indigenous people and Indigenous knowledge being held in mainstream archives, libraries, and cultural memory institutions. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Report and Calls to Action prompted and provided the catalyst for change and show the critical need to rethink protocols around the sharing, teaching and intergenerational transfer of knowledge by honouring Indigenous voices, relationships, and cultural protocols. Now at this pivot moment when we are reawakening and emerging back to our daily routine, it is the time to embrace change and use this opportunity to respectfully unsettling and even dismantle historical practises and implement change, expand inclusivity and reconciliation-based praxis that is inclusion of Indigenous and diverse voices and worldviews. By engaging cultural memory professionals and providing space to examine practice, to explore the interconnectedness of Indigenous and other diverse knowledges and to set the groundwork for respectfully engagement creating much-needed meaningful change moving forward to create an ethical space for diverse knowledge to be preserved and shared in culturally appropriate manner.

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Camille Callison

Camille Callison (Tahltan Nation) is the Indigenous Strategies Librarian at the University of Manitoba and working on a PhD related to Indigenous knowledges and cultural memory institutions in Anthropology. She is committed to advancing matters related to Indigenous peoples and creating... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm ADT
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