ē-micimināyakik: Museums, Cultural Centres, Archives, Interpretive Centres & Libraries Gathering

Posted by Michelle Brownridge on January 29th, 2019

The Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre (SICC) will host ē-micimināyakik, an international gathering of Indigenous peoples working in museums, cultural/interpretive centres, libraries, and archives on May 2-3, 2019 at the Ramada by Wyndham Saskatoon in Saskatoon, SK. An event of this scope has never been held in Canada. This Indigenous focused gathering will include presentations, keynote addresses, workshops, large and small group discussions and networking opportunities. Participants will include various levels of collections care from grassroots communities, curators, archivists, librarians, researchers, interpretive centres and museum professionals.
The goal is to share issues, ideas, progress and solutions for First Nations museums, cultural centres, archives and libraries. We invite contributions from the Indigenous community as well as from Indigenous researchers, professionals, scholars and community members that explore, profile and share Indigenous knowledge in these sectors. Please note that this is an Indigenous focused event and priority will be given to Indigenous attendees, institutions are encouraged to send Indigenous staff members and stakeholders.

Keynote speakers include:

Val Napoleon - Indigenous Intellectual Propery: Arising Questions & Nancy Odegaard - Pesticide Contaminants on Museums Collections

Find out more here!

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