The Ontario Museum Association, our partners and members of the Indigenous Collections Working Group are pleased to invite you to join us online on March 25-26, 2021 for the Indigenous Collections Symposium: Mashkawatgong-mamawewiziwin – strengthening our bonds, sharing our practices. Following from the Indigenous Collections Symposium: Promising Practices, Challenging Issues and Changing the System, this symposium takes inspiration from the ideas discussed at that event and continues the conversation. With a focus on putting ideas into practice, this two-day event aims to support and connect museum professionals from Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations and members of Indigenous communities.
Online. Participants will access the event through the Attendify online event platform and sessions will be streamed on Zoom.
Dates of Event:
March 24, 2021 - Pre-symposium Strengthening Our Bonds Networking Event hosted by the Indigenous Internship Program at the Canadian Museum of History, 7pm-8:30pm
March 25-26, 2021 - Symposium sessions and discussions 9am-4pm
The Symposium Working Group proposed the theme of strengthening our bonds, sharing our practices, and Kitigan Zibi Annishinabeg Elders kindly provided the translation to Mashkawatgong-mamawewiziwin. Many thanks to staff at Kitigan Zibi Annishinabeg Cultural Centre for providing a recording of the correct pronunciation.
- This symposium is an opportunity for people from organizations and communities with Indigenous collections in their care to learn from each other’s practices and to network with others.
- This symposium will be of interest to museum workers and community members who identify as Indigenous.
Program and Speakers:
Strengthening Our Bonds Networking Event hosted by the Indigenous Internship Program at the Canadian Museum of History
Strengthening our Bonds is an online social and networking gathering open to all registered participants of the Indigenous Collections Symposium and hosted by the Canadian Museum of History Indigenous Internship Program. There is no additional charge to participate but separate registration is required. The event will take place in Zoom meetings format on March 24, 2021, 7pm-8:30pm.
- Register for the symposium and then follow the link in your confirmation email to sign up by March 3, 2021.
OMA and GOG Members: $100+HST
A limited number of bursaries have been allocated for individuals representing Indigenous-run organizations.
- These bursaries are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
- Bursaries cover the cost of registration.
- Bursaries will be awarded to no more than two people per organization.
Bursary Application instructions:
- Click here to register
- Complete the registration form, including the name of the organization your represent and check the box in the form indicating that you would like to apply for the Bursary.
- On the payment page select Pay Later from the list of payment options.
Did you register for the Symposium in 2020?
- You are automatically registered for the 2021 online event.
- You will be contacted directly by the OMA to confirm your registration and to confirm if you are eligible for a partial refund.
- If you have not heard from us by February 9, 2021, please email email@example.com.
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Partners and Funders:
- Talena Atfield, Canadian Museum of History
- Barbara Filion, Canadian Museums Association (2021)
- Petal Furness, OMA Council
- Michele Gervais, Canadian Museum of History
- Heather George, Canadian Museum of History
- Linda Grussani
- Michelle Hamilton, Western University
- Tanis Hill, Indigenous Knowledge Centre, Six Nations Polytechnic
- Del Jacko, Library and Archives Canada
- Clayton King, Beausoleil First Nation (2020)
- SM Leduc, Canadian Museums Association (2020)
- Sylvia Morin, Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Cultural Education Centre
- Laura Peers, Canadian Canoe Museum
- Melissa Phillips, Museum Windsor
- Naomi Recollet, Ojibwe Cultural Foundation
- Krista Zawadski, Government of Nunavut