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BC Library Conference 2017

April 19–21, 2017

Vancouver, BC

T06 - Our Path Towards Reconciliation: An Update from the CFLA/FCAB Truth & Reconciliation Committee and the Newly Formed Indigenous Matters Committee

Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 11:00 AM–12:15 PM PDT
Cordova Ballroom
Session Description

Generously Sponsored By: Simon Fraser University Library

As one of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations / Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (CFLA-FCAB)’s top priorities is Truth & Reconciliation as recommended by the Truth & Reconciliation Commission and its Report and Calls to Action. The Truth & Reconciliation is the first CFLA-FCAB committee formed by the new national federation of library and archival association and it was representative of Canada geographically with nominees appointed from CFLA-FCAB member associations and the larger library and archival community.
The CFLA-FCAB Truth & Reconciliation Committee had a mandate until February 1, when a report and recommendations were delivered to the incoming CFLA-FCAB Board at the AGM. The report contained recommendations on further actions that the CFLA-FCAB should consider to support Indigenous (First Nations, Metis and Inuit) peoples of Canada over the long term. One of the recommendations was to form a Standing Committee on Indigenous Matters to address unique library and archival needs of Indigenous peoples.
Please come and join this session for an overview of the CFLA-FCAB Truth & Reconciliation Committee report and an update on the new Standing Committee on Indigenous Matters. For more information please see


Camille Callison, University of Manitoba

Camille Callison is Tsesk iye (Crow) Clan of the Tahltan Nation, holds a B.A. in Anthropology and an M.L.I.S. First Nations Concentration from UBC and is dedicated to the preservation of Indigenous knowledge, culture and cultural materials. She is the Indigenous Services Librarian and Liaison Librarian for Anthropology, Native Studies and Social Work and a Member of the Indigenous Advisory Circle at the University of Manitoba.

Camille is the Indigenous Representative for the Canadian Federation of Library Associations / Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (CFLA-FCAB) and Chair of the newly-formed Indigenous Matters Committee, member of the Copyright Committee and was the Chair of the Truth & Reconciliation Committee during its mandate from September 2016 – February 2017. Camille was recently appointed as a Standing Committee Member to the IFLA Indigenous Matters Section for a 4 year term commencing in August 2017 and to the Canadian Advisory Committee for the Memory of the World by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. She is a member of the Public Library Advisory Board for Manitoba, the Past President of Manitoba Library Association; and a volunteer member of the MLA Prison Library Committee providing library services to inmates. She was a member of the UM’s Bid and Implementation Committees formed to bring the Truth and Reconciliation Commission archives to the University of Manitoba, and she convened the 9th International Indigenous Librarians’ Forum (IILF) and co-chaired the 4 day conference with Elder David Courchene Jr. at the University of Manitoba in August 2015.