Records and Objects Description Acknowledgement

We recognize that our descriptions contain language that is outdated, inappropriate and harmful. We are dedicated to maintaining parallel descriptions that acknowledge past professional complicity, while also using the 2020 Provincial Archives of Alberta Subject Headings to describe Indigenous Peoples, as is recommended in the Reconciliation Framework: The Response to the Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Taskforce 6.1.4.

We acknowledge the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action numbers 67 and 70 as calling on Museums and Archival Institutions to engage in meaningful work towards reconciliation and we appreciate our place in this work.