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CFLA Highlights Progress Made in Truth and Reconciliation Initiatives

June 22, 2018

The Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA) marked National Indigenous Peoples Day 2018 with a report highlighting the progress made towards implementing the recommendations in the CFLA Truth and Reconciliation Committee’s 2017 report and recommendations.

Highlights include:

The CFLA also highlighted the recent awarding of an honourary doctorate of laws to Gene Joseph by Vancouver Island University. She was the first librarian of First Nations heritage in British Columbia and the first head of UBC’s Xwi7xwa Library – Canada’s only post-secondary Aboriginal library branch. A member of the CFLA Indigenous Matters Committee created Wikipedia entries on both Gene Joseph and the Brian Deer Classification System (for use in indigenous contexts) which Joseph adapted for use in BC.

(Via Canadian Federation of Library Associations)

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