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.
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