Thursday, July 03, 2014

Archives and residential schools

Regarding the planned destruction of testimony from the residential schools inquiry, archivist Scott James asks an essential question:
Where is the voice of the archivist of Canada in this discussion? I’ve read numerous articles and correspondence on this subject but nowhere have I seen reference to the role of the government agency specifically charged with the identification and preservation of the public historical record.The records of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada are public and subject to the professional attention of Library and Archives Canada. 
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