Reconciliation in Action: Practical Projects that are Making a Difference


In this session,Terry Baxter, Archivist, Multnomah County Archives; Camille Callison, Indigenous Services Librarian and Liaison Librarian for Anthropology, Native Studies and Social Work, University of Manitoba; Alissa Cherry, Research Manager, Museum of Anthropology (MOA), University of British Columbia (UBC); and Jonathan Pringle, Archivist, Cline Library, Northern Arizona University, discuss how true reconciliation requires honest conversations and work towards resolutions that are equitable, restorative, and build trust. Presenters share examples of practical work that demonstrates this commitment in action by discussing: reconciliation through accurate and appropriate naming (Callison), the Protocols for Native American Archival Materials (Pringle), the Treaty of 1855 commemoration (Baxter), and initiatives at UBC/MOA (Cherry). This session was part of the ATALM annual conference held in Temecula, California, on October 8-10, 2019.