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dc.contributor.supervisor Bak, Greg (History) en_US
dc.contributor.author Lundy, Petra
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-10T22:02:05Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-10T22:02:05Z
dc.date.issued 2018-12-18 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2018-12-18T15:33:57Z en
dc.identifier.citation Chicago en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/33702
dc.description.abstract Archives are a site of power, and the archivists who appraise, describe and create access to the records hold great responsibility as they enact that power. Archival institutions are a key site where colonialism has been enacted with real and multiple effects on Indigenous communities. Looking to advance the decolonization of the archive and support Indigenous people in Canada, this thesis advocates the collection of Indigenous art as a social memory medium that holds authenticity and evidence of historical truth. Indigenous art can enable and demonstrate healing from trauma, share and preserve Indigenous culture and knowledge, reveal truths from personal experience, fight racism, resist colonial beliefs, promote awareness of problems Indigenous people may face, and encourage activism. A case study of the Legacy Archive at the National Inquiry into MMIWGs demonstrates how applying archival theory, and implementing international Indigenous protocols, are helping to make strong headway into decolonizing archives. en_US
dc.subject Indigenous Art en_US
dc.subject MMIWG en_US
dc.subject Archives en_US
dc.subject Decolonization en_US
dc.subject Aboriginal Art en_US
dc.subject Archival theory en_US
dc.subject Archival Standards en_US
dc.subject Digital Preservation en_US
dc.subject OCAP en_US
dc.subject UNDRIP en_US
dc.subject TRC's calls to action en_US
dc.title "Giving life to the truth": Indigenous art as a pathway to archival decolonization en_US
dc.degree.discipline History en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Nesmith, Tom (History) en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Kuffert, Len (History) en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Frogner, Raymond (National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2019 en_US


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