Request for feedback: CNSA’s Reconciliation Working Group Report

The CNSA’s Reconciliation Working Group (RWG) is seeking feedback on a draft of their Report: https://www.councilofnsarchives.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/CNSA-RWG-Report-June-2022.pdf 

This draft is a condensed version of what was submitted to the CNSA Executive on March 18, 2022. It contains a synopsis of the Reconciliation Framework from the Steering Committee for Canada’s Archives; an overview of the potential challenges the Framework poses for CNSA members as well as the Council itself; plus a list of 14 recommendations for the CNSA Executive focused on relationship-building with Mi’kmaq and decolonizing archival practice in this region. 

The RWG would like their recommendations to reflect the needs and priorities of all those invested in the future of archival practice in this region. They are therefore seeking feedback from CNSA members, Mi’kmaq, and the public. Please share with anyone that may be interested in reading it.

You can send feedback directly to the RWG Chair, Sharon Murray, or, if you would rather submit your thoughts anonymously, you can do so online via this Google form

The RWG will continue to gather feedback on their Report and recommendations through the summer and fall, following which, they will submit an updated version to the CNSA Executive. That version is intended to inform the CNSA’s new three-year Strategic Plan, which the Executive will develop later this year.

Thank you – Wela’lin – Merci!