Museums have, from their preliminary existence, been part of the colonial project. The Moved to Action report, released by the Canadian Museums Association in 2022 in answer to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #67, provides a series of standards for museums seeking to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and support Indigenous self-determination.
How do we acknowledge the truth of the colonial legacy of museums while also supporting our work as community institutions? Join the report co-authors to discuss hopes for a national baseline of support for Canadian museums and ways that together we can be moved to enact and support Indigenous self-determination.
About the speakers
Stephanie Danyluk, CMA Senior Manager, Community Engagement and Indigenous Initiatives, MA (History), is a public historian and researcher with extensive experience in community engagement supporting Indigenous heritage and governance initiatives.
Rebecca MacKenzie, CMA Director of Communications, BA (History and Art History), is a communications and design professional of Acadian, Blackfoot, Metis and Scottish descent. She has previously worked in Indigenous and settler communications roles in both the museum and private sectors.
Heather Igloliorte is a Nunatsiavummiuk-Newfoundlander from Happy Valley - Goose Bay, NL. She is the University Research Chair in Indigenous Circumpolar Arts at Concordia University in Tiohtiá:ke (Montreal), where she is the Director of the “Inuit Futures in Arts Leadership” project and Co-Director of the Indigenous Futures Research Centre. Her research focuses on circumpolar Indigenous art histories, material and new media art practices, research-creation, critical museology, and curatorial studies. She has been a curator for 17 years and is a founding member of GLAM Collective.