Camille Callison joins us to discuss the origins and developments of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee of the CFLA-FCAB (Canadian Federation of Library Associations – Fédération Canadienne des Associations de Bibliothèques). In addition to summarizing the Committee’s recommendation and projects, Camille discusses the Medicine Wheel framework used by the Committee; acknowledges the many contributors that supported the development of the Committee’s recommendations and report; and, touches on the challenges of providing recommendations for different types of libraries across Canada.
About our guest
Camille Callison is Tsesk iye (Crow) Clan from the Tahltan Nation and was the Indigenous Services Librarian/Liaison Librarian for over 6 years at the University of Manitoba where she has recently been appointed the Learning & Organizational Development Librarian. Camille is the Vice-Chair and Indigenous Representative for the Canadian Federation of Library Associations / Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (CFLA-FCAB), Chair of the Indigenous Matters Committee and member of the Copyright Committee. She is a member of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Indigenous Matters Section Standing Committee; a member of the National Film Board (NFB) Indigenous Advisory Board; Chair, ALA’s IRRT Visitors Centre; and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO Sector Commission on Culture, Communications & Information and Vice-Chair, Canada Memory of the World Committee.
Camille was a member of the UM’s Bid and Implementation Committees formed to bring the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) archives to the university to form the foundation of the National Centre for Truth & Reconciliation. In 2015, she co-chaired with Elder David Courchene Jr. (Turtle Lodge) convening the 4-day 9th International Indigenous Librarians’ Forum (IILF) at the University of Manitoba. She has also served on the University of Manitoba Indigenous Advisory Circle; the Public Library Advisory Board for Manitoba; is a Past President of Manitoba Library Association; Co-Chair of PR, 3rd JCLC Conference Steering Committee and a member of the MLA Prison Library Committee providing library services to inmates.
- CFLA-FCAB. 2018. Indigenous Resources. http://cfla-fcab.ca/en/indigenous/
- CFLA-FCAB Truth & Reconciliation Committee. 2018. Truth & Reconciliation Report and Recommendations. http://cfla-fcab.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Truth-and-Reconciliation-Committee-Report-and-Recommendations.pdf
- CCUNESCO Sectoral Commissions https://en.ccunesco.ca/about-ccunesco/governance/advisory-committees
- Memory of the World https://en.ccunesco.ca/our-themes/protecting-heritage-and-biosphere/memory-of-the-world
- National Film Board (NFB)
- Tahltan Central Government. http://tahltan.org/
- Tahltan Central Government. 2012. Tahltan Language Program. https://didenekeh.com/
- Te Rōpū Whakahau. IILF International Indigenous Librarians’ Forum. https://trw.org.nz/professional-development/iilf-international-indigenous-librarians-forum/
- Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba. 2018. Treaties in Manitoba. http://www.trcm.ca/treaties/treaties-in-manitoba/
- United Nations. 2007. United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/declaration-on-the-rights-of-indigenous-peoples.html
Episode producer: kirstyn seanor
Episode sound recordist: Michael Ridley
Featured image photo from the CFLA-FCAB Truth and Reconciliation Report