By Heidi Bohaker
With the end of another school year we end one work-study RA program and start another for the summer. During the 2022-2023 fall/winter term, Autumn Epple (PhD student, History, York University), Amelia Healey (MA student, History, U of T), and Aidan Mitchell-Boudreau (3rd year Undergraduate, U of T) worked on record clean up in the GKS in preparation for the migration of our data to Drupal 9. Sheila Wheesk (MA student, History, U of T) and Lisa Owl (4th year Undergraduate, U of T) researched the use of Anishinaabemowin terms, to link heritage items with appropriate language items.
Continuing on with us this summer are Amelia and Sheila, joined with returning RA Carlie Manners. The summer team will work on expanding the treaty resources on the main GRASAC page, and planning our next GRASAC gathering. Amelia is also assisting with the University of Aberdeen’s collections. Meanwhile, Aidan will be investigating existing and emerging standards of ethical protocols for the care of Indigenous digital data. She has received a prestigious Summer Undergraduate Fellowship in Critical Digital Humanities (supervised by Heidi) and she will use that to support her work with us. We look forward to her report in the late summer!
Nia:wen, miigwech to our amazing Research Assistants who contribute so much to this project.