Indigenous Collections: Promising Practices & Next Steps - Petal Furness, Grey Roots Museum and Archives; Jane Holland, Consultant; Dr. Cara Krmpotich, Faculty of Information, Univeristy of Toronto; Bep Schippers, Ontario Museum Association
The Ontario Museum Association (OMA), in partnership with the Woodland Cultural Centre, Deyohahá:ge: Indigenous Knowledge Centre at the Six Nations Polytechnic, and the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, held the Indigenous Collections Symposium (ICS) on March 23 – 24, 2017. In light of the Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), the theme was Promising Practices, Challenging Issues and Changing the System. This presentation will share stories regarding the care and interpretation of Indigenous collections, particularly those held in trust by non-Indigenous organizations, and present a Report on recommendations for next steps the OMA could take to build on the foundation laid by the Symposium and based on key themes emerging from participants’ feedback. A publication of the Symposium proceedings will also be presented to the public for the first time.