Voicing Contested Histories: Creating opportunities to foster diversity, inclusion and reconciliation

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | 9am – 3:30pm
Royal Roads University, 2005 Sooke Rd.

Join us for a province-wide day of dialogue that will focus on issues and best practices for building relationships to support themes of reconciliation, diversity and inclusion within your museum or heritage institution. Outcomes will include identifying key issues, guiding principles, good practices, opportunities for collaboration, and recommendations for resources to support future initiatives.

Good Practice Panel #1. First Steps: Building relationships and breaking down barriers

Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra, Coordinator, Centre for Indo Canadian Studies, University of the Fraser Valley and Director, BC Historical Federation
Jodi Simkin, Director, Cultural Affairs and Heritage, Klahoose First Nation
Kevin Dale McKeown, Provincial Coordinator, BC Heritage Fairs Society

Good Practice Panel #2: Capacity building, resource needs, planning, and interpretive approaches

Brittney Crump, Business Management Coordinator, Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure (assisting with Stop of Interest signage program)
Sherri Kajiwara, Director | Curator, Nikkei National Museum
Marnie Rice, Cultural Planner, Vancouver Commemorates Canada 150+

You will participate in small-group discussions, inspired by panel presentations. There will be ample opportunity for networking.

You will be asked in advance to share good practices, strategies, and challenges you may be facing in your attempts to support reconciliation and inclusion efforts within your community or institution. We will compile the information and bring it forward for discussion.

This workshop is open to any and all cultural heritage professionals interested in supporting diversity, inclusion and reconciliation efforts around our province.

There are two ways to be involved:

  • participate in-person at Royal Roads University in Victoria, B.C.; or
  • collaborate online from anywhere in the world.

On-site participants will be provided with beverage breaks and lunch.

Secure your seat today! Online and in-person attendance options available.
Register at:

Presented by the BC Museums Association, Royal Roads University, the BC Heritage Branch and Heritage BC.