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Community Archival Description and Community Access

This week my colleague Jenna Lemay and I presented on “Community Archival Description and Community Access” as part of the Maskwacis Cultural College Microlearning Series. Our webinar focused on how the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre does archival description and archival access. We provided an overview of the Centre’s approach to both and also discussed specific … Continue reading Community Archival Description and Community Access

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Gardening and Writing

My latest post, “Growing Gardens, Growing Words” can be found over at The Covid Chroniclers blog. The post talks about my love of gardening and how the act of growing things can be used to talk about the act of writing. Basically, I like both gardening and writing. But both take effort and time.

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Reclaiming Shingwauk Hall Behind the Scenes

Earlier this week, as part of the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre’s ongoing webinar series I presented a Behind the Scenes look at the Reclaiming Shingwauk Hall exhibition space. My talk focused on the Survivor community based approach of the exhibition, challenges of installing an exhibit in a University hallway, and decisions around which photos to … Continue reading Reclaiming Shingwauk Hall Behind the Scenes

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Stronger Together: The Potential Collaborative Agency of Historians and Archivists

My latest post written with Andrea Eidinger, “Stronger Together: The Potential Collaborative Agency of Historians and Archivists” can be read over on Activehistory.ca. The piece looks at the recent dust up around the BC archives closure and the subsequent open letter written by history departments. It argues for historians and archivists working together and listening … Continue reading Stronger Together: The Potential Collaborative Agency of Historians and Archivists

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6 Questions in 6 Minutes(ish)

Jean-Pierre Morin has started a YouTube series dedicated to Public Historians sharing their work. The series asks public historians six questions: 1-      Who are you?2-      How did you end up where you are?3-      What’s the nature of your work?4-      What do you enjoy most about your work?5-      What’s the biggest challenge in your work?6-      What keeps you motivated?  And lets folks … Continue reading 6 Questions in 6 Minutes(ish)

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Archives Month Series

For the second year in a row I will be working with Nicole Belolan and Kristin O’Brassill-Kulfan to edit an archives month series for the History@Work blog. It was wonderful working with Nicole and Kristin on the 2019 archives series and I’m looking forward to seeing how the series develops this year. This year’s series will … Continue reading Archives Month Series

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Best Article In Indigenous History Prize

I’m honoured and deeply humbled to have won, alongside Madeline Whetung, the Canadian Historical Association Best Article In Indigenous History Prize. Madeline Whetung’s article “(En)Gendering Shoreline Law: Nishnaabeg Relational Politics Along the Trent Severn Waterway” is a must read. Whetung examines the concept of shoreline law as a means of discussing place-based kinship ties that the … Continue reading Best Article In Indigenous History Prize

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Queer Crafting

Awesome news – Madison Bifano and I recently received a Tegan and Sara Foundation (TSF) grant to support the work of the Queer Making Community Collective. This TSF community grant will allow us to host virtual queer crafting circles, pay queer crafters/makers located in Northern Ontario, and help buy crafting supplies for those who need … Continue reading Queer Crafting

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Breaking Barriers Through Decolonial Community Based Archival Practice

My latest collaboration with Skylee-Storm Hogan is out in the world. We wrote a book chapter, “Breaking Barriers Through Decolonial Community Based Archival Practice” for Archives and Special Collections as Sites of Contestation edited by Mary Kandiuk. The chapter discusses the work of the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre (SRSC) as a way of opposing colonial … Continue reading Breaking Barriers Through Decolonial Community Based Archival Practice

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 69: Dated and Racist Language in Archival Descriptions

It’s been awhile, but I’m back with new podcast content. In today’s episode I’m discussing problematic language in archival descriptions, approaches to handling racist depictions in records, and efforts to update archival practices. Mentioned in this episode: -University of Waterloo, Language in Archival Collections–Archives for Black Lives in Philadelphia, Anti-Racist Description Resources (PDF)– Gracen Brilmyer, … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 69: Dated and Racist Language in Archival Descriptions

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