The Committee on Indigenous Matters exists to and work with Indigenous (First Nations, Metis and Inuit) people in address issues related to libraries, archives and cultural memory institutions; to promote initiatives in all types of libraries by advancing and implementing meaningful reconciliation as addressed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report and in the Calls to Action (English) (French) to implement the recommendations of the CFLA-FCAB Truth and Reconciliation Committee report; to monitor ongoing progress in those areas; and to promote collaboration in these issues across Canadian libraries, archives, and cultural memory institutions.
Supporting libraries, archives, and cultural memory institutions
CFLA-FCAB is promoting initiatives in all types of libraries to advance reconciliation by supporting the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action and to promote collaboration in these issues across the Canadian library communities.
For more information on our Indigenous Matters Committee please click here.
The Indigenous Matter Committee Working Groups shares reports and databases as well as other resources that we have compiled for anyone to use.
Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee
The CFLA-FCAB Truth and Reconciliation Committee was formed following the official release of the report “Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action” to assess how Canada’s library community can support the calls to action. View Report
Indigenous Canada MOOC
Indigenous Canada is a 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), developed by the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Native Studies, that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada, from an Indigenous perspective. Please click here for resources.
This is a free six week open online course offered by the University of British Columbia designed to promote self-paced learning. See http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/reconciliation/ for more information and the most recent enrollment date.
UBC: Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education
This six week course open January 30, 2018. See http://pdce.educ.
Let’s Talk about Reconciliation
The Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO) in partnership with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR), the National Film Board of Canada(NFB), the Indigenous Matters Committee of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA) and Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is launching a series of dialogues about reconciliation.
Press release: http://bit.ly/2nx7Sfd
Questions or Comments?
If you have questions, comments, or are interested in participating in this effort, please contact us!