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dc.contributor.supervisor Nesmith, Thomas (History) en_US
dc.contributor.author Linden, Amanda
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-13T23:14:47Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-13T23:14:47Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/31730
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores the significant contribution Walter Rudnicki (1925-2010) made to the pursuit of social justice for Indigenous people in Canada through his use of archival records. Rudnicki took on the role of archivist by acquiring, organizing, disseminating, and keeping records that document government-Indigenous relations. Totaling 90.25 metres in extent, the Walter Rudnicki fonds at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections is an impressive private collection amassed in order to make injustice visible. As a federal public servant working to develop innovative government policies with Indigenous people between the 1950s and 1970s, Rudnicki had bitter personal experience with document creation and access to records practices in the Government of Canada that thwarted Indigenous aims. Thereafter, he stressed that accessing and archiving records play an indispensable role in protecting Indigenous peoples’ interests. He spent the rest of his life creating and employing an archive that would be used in advocacy for Indigenous rights. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Archives en_US
dc.subject Social Justice en_US
dc.subject Indigenous Rights en_US
dc.subject Walter Rudnicki en_US
dc.subject Archival Studies en_US
dc.subject Access to Information en_US
dc.subject Advocacy en_US
dc.subject Aboriginal Rights en_US
dc.title The advocate's archive: Walter Rudnicki and the fight for Indigenous rights in Canada, 1955 - 2010 en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline History en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Bak, Greg (History) Brownlie, Robin Jarvis (History) Sweeney, Shelley (Archives and Special Collections) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2016 en_US


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