This is a FREE educational evening for AMA members and other interested individuals.
AMA members have indicated a strong interest in the work of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, and in the broader project of archival decolonization. The AMA Education Committee has collaborated with NCTR staff to organize an event that will let us learn about the NCTR, as well as discuss the ways in which the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission can be applied in our own archival institutions.
The evening will begin with a tour of the NCTR, during which participants will learn about the Centre’s mission and mandate. Following the tour, we will hear a talk unpacking the archival implications of the Calls to Action, as well as the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the Joinet-Orentlicher principles. The talk will then be followed by a practical activity in which participants will have the opportunity to work through a number of the Calls to Action and apply them to their own workplaces.
Light refreshments will be provided.
The event will be led by:
Director of Archives, National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
Associate Professor, Archival Studies Program, University of Manitoba
This event is FREE; however, due to space limits and to plan for refreshments, we request that interested participants RSVP by Friday, 1 March 2018 to the Association for Manitoba Archives Education Committee by clicking on the registration button, or by phoning the AMA office at 204-942-3491 with participant name and institution. If you are not affiliated with a particular institution, please note if you are an individual or student member of the AMA.
Registrations received after Mar. 1st may not be guaranteed space to participate. Additionally, if registration exceeds capacity of 30 participants, preference will be given to earliest registrants.Parking: There is free parking available on the U of M in the evenings in some locations, but there is very limited space directly adjacent to the NCTR building. There are a limited number of spots at nearby Robson Hall, but otherwise the closest lots to the NCTR are A-lot or L-lot, as shown on the campus parking map: http://umanitoba.ca/campus/parking/media/Parking_Map_Web.pdf
Fees (or free times) for U of M lots are are noted here: http://umanitoba.ca/campus/parking/visitor/index.html