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Friday, August 21 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
SESSION 508 - The Role of Archives and Archivists in the Search for Truth and Reconciliation

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What are the roles of  archivists and archival documents when people are seeking truth and reconciliation as a redress for past harm? The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) on Residential Schools in Canada has gathered survivors’ testimonies and documents from churches and the government.  The University of Manitoba will house these records. Can such records become the basis for seeking truth, and can archivists be agents for change in a reconciliation between those who are abused and society? 

Moran
: The Role of a Survivor-Focused Research Centre in Seeking Truth and Reconciliation
Sweeney: Post-Colonial Archives and Archivists in the Search for Truth and Reconciliation 

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avatar for Ry Moran

Ry Moran

Director, University of Manitoba
As the first Director of the National Research Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, it is Ry Moran’s job to guide the creation of an enduring national treasure – a dynamic Indigenous archive built on integrity, trust and dignity. Ry came to the Centre directly from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). On the TRC’s behalf, he facilitated the gathering of nearly 7,000 video/audio-recorded statements of former residential... Read More →
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Shelley Sweeney

Head of Archives and Special Collections, University of Manitoba
Shelley Sweeney has been Head, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections, in Winnipeg, Canada, since 1998. Previously she was University Archivist at the University of Regina from 1983 to 1998. She has a BA, Latin (1981), and was in the first class of the Master of Archival Studies program (1985) at UBC. Sweeney received her Ph.D. in Archival Enterprise from UT Austin (2002), studying under David B Gracy II. She authored... Read More →



Friday August 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 23 Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

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