Thank you to everyone who helped make the symposium Reconciliation and Resurgence: Heritage Practice in Post-TRC Edmonton a success.
This programming was conceived to help individuals and organizations from within and outside the heritage sector 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.
Attendees considered, examined, and revisited 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 was designed to 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
- More details here.
- Prior to the symposium, we presented Bridging the Gap: Guiding Principles on Your Path to Reconciliation (pre-symposium workshop)
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 you may have following the symposium.
Other valuable resources as you continue to engage with important questions of Truth, Reconciliation, and Resurgence include Bob Joseph’s 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act and some of the audio and reading on TRC’s media page.