Thursday, April 18, 2019

Truth and Reconciliation Notes

In response to Call to Action 67 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission:
We call upon the federal government to provide funding to the Canadian Museums Association to undertake, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, a national review of museum policies and best practices to determine the level of compliance with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People and to make recommendations.
the Canadian Museums Association has struck a Reconciliation Project Council, which it describes as "a 15-member representative, cohesive and influential team of experts in indigenous culture and museum practices" to oversee a comprehensive and inclusive process of consultation and information gathering leading to a national review of museum policies and practices in this regard.
And the Department of Heritage has announced "substantial financial support to the CMA to assist."
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