Dîners-conférences autochtones | Working Together to Define an Indigenous Curatorial Practice: Re-centering, Re-animating, and Repatriating Archives and Collections

20 avril 12 h à 13 h
Évènement en ligne via ZOOM

*avec traduction simultanée

Conférencière :
Rebecca Bourgeois, Ph.D. Candidate and Vanier Scholar in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alberta

Résumé de la conférence :

In an era of reconciliation, museums and other collecting institutions are forced to confront their origins while Indigenous communities call for the return of their cultural belongings. The situation that we find ourselves in today is often a clash of understanding, systemic barriers, and values that effects the health and wellbeing of Indigenous communities. Rebecca Bourgeois is a Ph.D. Candidate and Vanier Scholar in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alberta. Of Acadian and Ukrainian descent, she grew up in Ottawa, but her family is from New Brunswick. Her doctoral research focuses on re-centering, re-animating, and repatriating of archives and collections. This collaborative and community-driven research is conducted in partnership with the Tli?cho Government, which represent four Tli?cho communities in Treaty 11 territory. Her work seeks to re-imagine cultural heritage management systems according to Tli?cho understandings of care, stewardship, and preservation. This includes redefining concepts that underly museum and archival practices from an Indigenous perspective, rather than inserting Indigenous content into existing systems. Her presentation will introduce the situational landscape or repatriation in Canada and highlight the ongoing work of the Tli?cho in the process of affirming their rights to care for their cultural belongings under an expanded understanding of repatriation as more than the physical exchange of objects. 


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