Libraries and Higher Ed in a Time of Truth and Reconciliation

In June 2015, Canada’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission released its Executive Summary, including 94 Calls to Action. One year later, how does the education community begin the important work of answering these? 

In her book Unsettling the Settler Within: Indian Residential Schools, Truth Telling, and Reconciliation in Canada, Paulette Regan asserts that authentic reconciliation entails moving beyond knowledge and self-reflection to personal, social and political action.

 Join Paulette, a program of outstanding speakers, and BCLA’s Academic Librarians Section and First Nations Interest Group for a morning of dialogue about how we, as librarians, educators, and settler-allies, can overcome the feelings of inadequacy that often lead to inaction. Attendees will explore ways, big and small, to integrate reconciliation into their professional practice with meaning and respect.

Date : 2016-06-24213 views
Department : Library
Category : Presentations
Keyword : Reconciliation