Event—McNickle Center

2023 NCAIS Graduate Workshop in Research Methods

—Indigenous Archives and Residential School Records

The Assiniboia School, Winnipeg, MB 1958-1973

The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) opened in 2015 as part of the mandate of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC, 2008-2015). The TRC was charged with documenting the history and impacts of the Indian Residential School System. The NCTR holds the considerable collection of testimonies, archival documents and other materials gathered by the TRC. It also continues the work of the TRC in terms of gathering and protecting evidence of, and promoting research and education about the history of Indian education.

In this workshop, Mary Jane McCallum and Adele Perry will host NCAIS graduate students in Winnipeg, Canada, where they will be introduced to the NCTR and its digital collection as an example of decolonizing archival practice and historical scholarship. Here students will have the opportunity to engage in conversations about decolonized archiving methods, Residential School histories, and Indigenous research methods in an atmosphere where these questions are paramount.

Logistics for participants:

The workshop will be held in Canada, US citizens who intend to fly to Winnipeg will need to have a passport. The Fort Garry Hotel will accommodate participants traveling to the workshop from out of town. Please purchase all of your own travel accommodations, retain original receipts, and submit them to Newberry Administrative Coordinator Salma Geneidy for reimbursement after the conference. You will also need to complete a W-9 or W-8BEN in order for your reimbursement to be processed. If you have any questions related to the workshop, or would like to receive announcements and updates about NCAIS programs through the NCAIS mailing list, please send an email request to McNickle Center Program Coordinator Sarah Jimenez.

Workshop Participants:

Meagan C Anderson, University of Oklahoma

Micol Maddalena Bez, Northwestern University

River Himmer, Cornell University

Mary Ludwig, University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Bellamy Mitchell, University of Chicago

Paulina Przystupa, University of New Mexico

Sandra Sanchez, Yale University

Jessica Simmons, Oklahoma State University

Sophia Teed, University of Colorado-Boulder

Catherine ʻĪmaikalani Ulep, University of Minnesota

Kabl Wilkerson, Harvard University