Four Views on Archival Decolonization Inspired by the TRC's Calls to Action

  • Greg Bak
  • Tolly Bradford
  • Jessie Loyer
  • Elizabeth Walker


In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada issued 94 Calls to Action to“redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation.”  Four of these Calls to Action were directly addressed to Canadian museums and archives, with several other Calls potentially affecting archival practice.  In this article, originally presented as a panel presentation at the 2016 Archives Society of Alberta conference held in Canmore, Alberta, four perspectives on archival decolonization as related to the Calls to Action are offered.