BCMA Book Club

Join the BCMA for a read-along of the Indigenous Repatriation Handbook.

In the winter session, Book Club participants will read the Indigenous Repatriation Handbook.

The goals of the handbook are to support communities and museums that are in the beginning stages of planning for repatriation in BC and at national and international levels. Join Lorenda and Leia in reading the Indigenous Repatriation Handbook over 10 sessions. Our goal is to encourage thoughtful and inquisitive group discussions among our colleagues and find ways to implement learning.

This first edition of the handbook was written by the Indigenous Collections and Repatriation Department of the Royal BC Museum and the Haida Gwaii Museum at Kay Llnagaay, and it was reviewed by the First Peoples’ Cultural Council and the Royal BC Museum Indigenous Advisory and Advocacy Committee.

We encourage readers who access the Handbook for free in the online format to donate to the Haida Gwaii Museum at Kay Llnagaay (donate here) in appreciation of their hard work and dedication to the creation of this resource for use by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations. Print copies are available from the Royal BC Museum shop.

Session dates and readings are listed in the event calendar below, or you can click here to download a PDF version of the session plan.

Join the BCMA Book Club: Indigenous Repatriation Handbook

Tuesday, October 10 - February 20, 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, governances and operations. In this special session, Book Club welcomes Stephanie Danyluk and Rebecca MacKenzie, authors of the report, to chat about the report, answer your questions and talk about the next steps!

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Tue Feb 21

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

British Columbia, Canada

Lorenda Calvert