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Access + Care: Indigenous Knowledges and Archival Practice

  • 23 Oct 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (UTC-03:00)
  • Archives of Ontario, 134 Ian Macdonald Blvd., Toronto, Ontario


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Deyohahá:ge: The Indigenous Knowledge Centre at Six Nations Polytechnic, the Archives Association of Ontario, and the Archives of Ontario invite you to a one-day symposium on October 23, 2019, exploring how memory workers and communities may respectfully care for and provide access to the many forms of Indigenous Knowledge. It will be an opportunity to hear from Indigenous Knowledge Keepers, Elders, and memory workers and to explore linkages between Indigenous knowledges and Western archival practice.

First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Knowledge Keepers, Elders, and memory workers play a critical role in the survival and enrichment of Indigenous traditions and histories. These individuals perform important memory work by ensuring the transfer of sacred objects and knowledge from one generation to the next. The Access + Care Symposium will be an opportunity to discuss the current and ongoing needs of Indigenous Knowledge Keepers, Elders, and memory workers to ensure that their work can continue and their communities may thrive. It will also present opportunities to explore linkages between Indigenous Knowledge and Western archival practice, beginning with foundational questions: Who are archivists? What or who are archives?

Click here to see the Symposium agenda.

This event is a joint venture of Deyohahá:ge: The Indigenous Knowledge Centre at Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP), the Archives Association of Ontario (AAO) and the Archives of Ontario, with generous sponsorship from the Toronto Area Archivists Group (TAAG).

Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm


George Spragge Classroom
Archives of Ontario
134 Ian Macdonald Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario 

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The Archives of Ontario is an accessible facility – if you require an accommodation in order to participate in this event, please contact us to make your needs known in advance. If you have any dietary restrictions or have any questions about the food to be provided, please contact us.

Please note: In-person registration is sold out.

The symposium will be webcast. If you are unable to attend in-person, select the “Webcast” registration type above to attend the symposium remotely. Those attending remotely will be able to follow presentations and participate in question periods via Adobe Connect. Information about the Adobe Connect webcast will be included in your registration confirmation.

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