Response to the Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Taskforce

The Response to the Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Taskforce will conduct a review of archival policies and best practices existent across the country and identify potential barriers to reconciliation efforts between the Canadian archival community and Indigenous record keepers. With such a review in hand, the Taskforce will then work in collaboration with Indigenous communities to create an actionable response to this research which will become the foundation for a reconciliation framework for Canadian archives.

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Co-Leads: Erica Hernández-Read , Head, Northern BC Archives, University of Northern British Columbia and Donald Johnson, Special Media Archivist, Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan (member of the Lytton Nation)


  • Alestine Andre, former Heritage Researcher (retired), Department of Cultural Heritage, Gwich’in Tribal Council (member of the Gwich’in Nation)
  • Valerie Bighetty, Research Assistant, Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre Inc.
  • Marthe Brown, Archivist, Laurentian University
  • Marnie Burnham, Manager, Regional Services, Public Services Branch, Library and Archives Canada
  • Camille Callison, Indigenous Strategies Librarian, University of Manitoba (member of the Tahltan Nation)
  • Leesha Cowan, Disposition Management Archivist, Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan (Métis)
  • Victoria Deleary, Treaty Research Coordinator, Chippewas of the Thames (member of the Chippewas of the Thames Nation)
  • Luciana Duranti, Professor, UBC School of Library, Archival & Information Studies
  • Raymond Frogner, Director of Archives, National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
  • Sarah Gauntlett, Archivist, Avataq Cultural Institute
  • Sara Janes, Archivist, Lakehead University Archives, Lakehead University
  • Jennifer Jansen, Records Analyst, Tsawwassen First Nation
  • Mary Jane Johnson, former Heritage Manager (retired), Kluane First Nation  (member of the Kluane Nation)
  • Gerry Lawson, Oral History Lab Coordinator, Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia (member of the Heiltsuk Nation)
  • Krista McCracken, Archives Supervisor, Arthur A. Wishart Library and Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre, Algoma University
  • Olga McIvor, Research Facilitator, Research and Development, Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre Inc.(member of the Sandy Bay Nation)
  • Rita Mogyorosi, Records and Information Officer, B.C. Pavilion Corporation (PavCo)
  • Raegan Swanson, Executive Director, The ArQuives (formerly Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives)
  • Andy Thomas, Researcher, Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre Inc. (member of the Chemawawin Cree Nation)
  • Nichole Vonk, SharePoint Project Lead, The United Church of Canada
  • Robin Wallace, Reference Archivist & Librarian, Provincial Archives of Alberta
  • Genevieve Weber, Archivist, BC Archives (Royal BC Museum)
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