BCMA Book Club

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.

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

BCMA Book Club

In the winter session, Book Club participants will read the Canadian Museum Association's Moved to Action: Activating UNDRIP in Canadian Museums. This report was released on October 27th as a response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Call to Action number 67. Moved to Action reviews the historical context relationships between Indigenous peoples and museums, and suggests new standards for museums to achieve UNDRIP compliance. This includes sections covering collections management, engagement and partnerships, governance and operations. For this session, please read the 'Standards for Museums' and 'Recommendations' sections of the report.

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Tue Dec 6

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

British Columbia, Canada

Lorenda Calvert