MAS Reading Group

The Museums Association of Saskatchewan (MAS) is pleased to announce the launch of the MAS Reading Group. Join us on Zoom, where members, led by MAS staff, are given a biweekly forum to discuss and share commentary and experiences related to the material.

The MAS Reading Group will focus on a single book/resource at a time, with each session focusing on a selected section of the assigned materials. There will be a two-week period between sessions. In each session we will hold an open forum discussion, share the content, additional resources, and discuss how to apply them to member institutions’ policies and practices.

Registration is required. You may register for any session at any time, but it is recommended you read the relevant section of material prior to the session you are attending. You will be provided with any additional resources and materials addressed following each session.

For our first instalment, we will be reading the Canadian Museums Association’s (CMA) Moved to Action report.

MAS Reading Group – Moved to Action: Activating UNDRIP in Canadian Museums (8 Sessions)

Danyluk, Stephanie, and MacKenzie, Rebecca. Moved to Action: Activating UNDRIP in Canadian Museums. Canadian Museums Association (CMA). 2022. https://museums.ca/uploaded/web/TRC_2022/Report-CMA-MovedToAction.pdf

In 2015, the Canadian Museums Association (CMA) was called upon in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Call to Action #67, to deliver a report and recommendations as part of a national review of museum policies and their relationship with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). Moved to Action was developed under the guidance of the CMA Reconciliation Council, and funded by the Government of Canada.

“As conveyed in this report, it is not up to Indigenous People to reconcile, but to speak truth to power. It falls to settlers to reconcile themselves to the true history of where institutions like museums have caused harm, and address this in ways identified by Indigenous Peoples.” (pg.4)

Session 1: Introduction

In this first session, MAS Staff will lead a discussion on the breakdown of the MAS Reading Group, its structure, and the approach to the materials. As a group, we will determine the outcomes, expectations, and what we hope to achieve at the end of the sessions. The materials to be read for the following session(s) will then be introduced.

This session will also cover the “Introduction” section of Moved to Action (pg.4-7).

Session 2: Historical Considerations
Tuesday June 25, 2024
12:00pm – 1:00pm CST
Online via Zoom

 

Session 3: Standards for Museums
Tuesday July 9, 2024
12:00pm – 1:00pm CST
Online via Zoom

 

Session 4: Recommendations
Tuesday July 23, 2024
12:00pm – 1:00pm CST
Online via Zoom

 

Session 5: Repatriation and Collections
Tuesday August 6, 2024
12:00pm – 1:00pm CST
Online via Zoom

 

Session 6: Engagement and Partnership
Tuesday August 20, 2024
12:00pm – 1:00pm CST
Online via Zoom

 

Session 7: Governance
Tuesday September 3, 2024
12:00pm – 1:00pm CST
Online via Zoom

 

Session 8: Operations
Tuesday September 17, 2024
12:00pm – 1:00pm CST
Online via Zoom