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Join the BCMA for a read-along of the useful resources!

The BCMA hosts sessions of the BCMA Book Club with staff members Lorenda and Leia. This series of online discussions aims to be part of cultural heritage professionals’ decolonization efforts and utilize existing resources to inform our work. Join us to hold yourself accountable for reading important resources to help your professional practice!

In past sessions, the BCMA Book Club has read;

Honouring the Truth and Reconciling for the Future: Summary of the Final Report of the TRC

Moved to Action: Activating UNDRIP in Museums, by the Canadian Museum Association

Indigenous Repatriation Handbook, by Jisgang Nika Collison, Sdaahl K‘awas Lucy Bell, and Lou-ann Neel. 

 

Spring/Summer 2024

In the Spring/Summer 2024 Session, Book Club will be reading three reports; the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007), The Government of Canada’s United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act Action Plan (2023), and the Government of B.C’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act Action Plan (2022) through eight sessions. For the ninth meeting, attendees are encouraged to read and share any action plans from their regional districts or municipalities to continue the learning down to a regional lens.

Session dates and readings are listed in the event calendar below.

Join the BCMA Book Club

Biweekly, Tuesday, May 7 - August 27, 10:00 am PT. Click the button below to join!

BCMA Book Club

Join Lorenda and Leia as we read through multiple levels of UNDRIP reports to better understand the direction, goals and actions our sector is working to support. Documents like the CMA’s Moved to Action report have sought to determine the level of UNDRIP implementation that exists in the sector, but many of us have only a general understanding of what UNDRIP asks us to achieve and have not often engaged thoughtfully with the declaration. Join us every other week as we move through the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007), The Government of Canada’s United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act Action Plan (2023), and the Government of B.C’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act Action Plan (2022) with eight discussion sessions. For the ninth meeting, attendees are encouraged to read and share any action plans from their regional districts or municipalities to continue the learning down to a regional lens. Reading for today: The Government of Canada’s United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act Action Plan (2023) Pages 1-23 (Introductions, stopping at Chapter 1) & Pages 77-81 (The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act)
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Up Next:

Tue Jun 4

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Location:
Virtual
British Columbia, Canada


Contact:
Lorenda Calvert
Email: programs@museum.bc.ca