Truth and Reconcilliation

November 2015

Curators: Stevie Horn, Cheryl Avery, Laurie Wing

Lcoation: Room 301 and Ground floor

In honour of the Building Reconcilliation conference being held November 18th and 19th at the U of S, as well as in remembrance of Missing and Murdered Indiginous Woman Awareness Week, the University of Saskatchewan Library's University Archives and Special Collections has put together a small display following the history of the fight for Indigenous rights in Canada. The Ground Floor cases contain materials relating to the horrible legacy of the residential school system, as well as the growing movement towards reclaiming traditional indigenous ways of knowing, and healing those wounds. Also included are an array of indigenous publications and books relating to the battle for indigenous self-government and justice. Upstairs, in Room 301, a Treaty no. 6 Medallion is on display, along with other artefacts tracing the promises made (and frequently broken) to indigenous peoples by the Canadian federal government and the Crown for centuries. The final case contains examples of ways in which indigenous language and culture are being reclaimed through art, storytelling, and research.

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