Reflections on the Spartacus Book Club

How It Began For a little over 2.5 years I've volunteered at Spartacus Books, a volunteer-run anti-capitalist bookstore in Vancouver, BC on unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw, and Tsleil-Waututh territory. Volunteering at Spartacus is about much more than selling books - we strive to be a space for community events, organizing, socializing, and resource sharing. In... Continue Reading →

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Who is Métis? Future historians will have to be careful who they ask

For the past twenty years, Métis people have disputed Statistics Canada’s census counts of their population. This year was no exception, with debate breaking out as soon as the latest data was released. But why is this topic so contentious, and how does it relate to records management?

History as Shared by the Survivors

In this article, Krista McCracken contextualizes, describes, and evaluates the work of the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre (SRSC), established in 1979 at Algoma University College in Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario. In line with Mathiesen (2012) and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2008), McCracken emphasizes the importance of Indigenous communities having access to and control over records related to their history and identity in order to heal from traumas inflicted by colonialism.

Visiting Vancouver

I've been a bit out of touch this week (sorry if I haven't yet replied to an email from you!) as I'm visiting my grandmother in Vancouver.  It's always really a treat to come over and spend some quality time with her, as we live so far away and even when I'm in Victoria the... Continue Reading →

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