Decolonising Description in the Library and Archival Community
"You are invited to this summit and workshop hosted by York University Libraries and Ryerson University Libraries that will bring together community members, scholars, and cultural heritage workers for two days of presentations, discussion, and workshops to commit to active steps toward decolonizing the description of cultural heritage materials.
Systemic issues related to colonization continue to reside in library and archival description. The Protocols for Native American Archival Materials, as well as specific Calls to Action directed at knowledge and heritage institutions released by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission clearly outline pathways for addressing the impacts of colonization in and around educational & cultural heritage environments. The emphasis of this event will be on establishing a community of practice in our region that crosses institutional boundaries and that surfaces and centers local and community expertise. Our event will be grounded by Indigenous knowledge principles, with a strong emphasis on reciprocity."