Registration is now full for the symposium Reconciliation and Resurgence: Heritage Practice in Post-TRC Edmonton.
A diverse set of programming will help individuals and organizations from within and outside the heritage sector to find new ways forward with a focus on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.
The symposium’s schedule at a glance:
Please read this recent EHC blog post for insights from steering committee member Kim Ghostkeeper.
Consider, examine, and revisit current ways of thinking and working in the Heritage sector through presentations based on newly acquired knowledge, teachings, and lessons around the topic of Heritage, Reconciliation, and Indigenous Cultural Resurgence. This symposium will cultivate a space for personal and professional breakthroughs around reconciliation, addressing gaps in representations of Indigenous heritage in our organizations and community-based work.
Visit the symposium program page to see the steering committee members and updates about the event as they are published. Presentations announced to date include:
- Keynotes from Dr. Kisha Supernant and Judy Half on how the heritage sector can respond in meaningful ways to the TRC Calls to Action and UNDRIP and heritage and cultural inclusion in heritage resource management
- Reclaiming the Qulliq
- Métis Archival Project: National Council Historical Database
- Moving Toward Reconciliation in Edmonton Catholic Schools
- Deh Gah Gotine (“I Am…”): A Celebration of Northern Indigenous Heritage
- Indigenous Naming in Edmonton
- LIMINAL SPACE || AWASITIPAHASKAN
- Métis Kinscapes Project: Navigating “Community” While Researching Métis Relations and Peoplehood at Lac Ste. Anne, AB
- River Crossing Indigenous Engagement: Building Meaningful Relationships Through Heritage Planning
- Watch this space for much more to come.
- Please note: registration is now full for Bridging the Gap: Guiding Principles on Your Path to Reconciliation (pre-symposium workshop)
Key Dates & Info
- January 16, 2020: Registration opens for symposium and the sold-out pre-symposium workshop
- February 21, 2020: Registration closes (limited space still available)
- March 2, 2020: Bridging the Gap: Guiding Principles on Your Path to Reconciliation (sold-out pre-symposium workshop)
- March 3 – 4, 2020: Reconciliation and Resurgence: Heritage Practice in Post-TRC Edmonton
More information, including program notes, can be found here.
This project represents the collective wisdom of Indigenous advisors, Knowledge Keepers, and Elders. Please contact Kim Ghostkeeper, Guiding Council and Program Committee member at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Although registration is full for the pre-symposium workshop, anyone interested in finding new ways forward with a focus on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action is encouraged to sign up for the two-day symposium.