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September 15, 2016 Speaker: Laura Golebiowski

posted Oct 20, 2016, 12:31 PM by ASA - Edmonton Centre   [ updated Oct 20, 2016, 1:09 PM ]
“Reconciling Heritage: Learning and Unlearning Approaches to Cultural
Resource Management”

Talk took place on September 15, 2016 at McEwan University, room 7-333 (the Archaeology lab). 

Bio: As part of the Government of Alberta’s Historic Resources Management Branch, Laura
Golebiowski works with Indigenous communities to help identify, preserve and protect historic
and cultural sites. Laura recently completed a Graduate Professional Certificate in Cultural
Heritage Studies through the University of Victoria and is a graduate of the University of
Calgary’s Communication & Culture and Museum & Heritage Studies programs.

Abstract: In June 2015, The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada released 94 Calls
to Action, inviting all levels of government and citizens alike to work together to redress our
country’s dark legacy of Indian Residential Schools. What do these recommendations mean
with respect to cultural resource management in Alberta? Laura Golebiowski provides an
overview into the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the 94 Calls to Action, and how the
Government of Alberta’s Historic Resource Management Branch is addressing the
recommendations. With this comes learning new approaches (and ‘unlearning’ old ones) to
heritage conservation and a movement toward open, meaningful, and collaborative work with
Indigenous communities.

(Post added after talk for archival purposes)