from the Canadian Museums Association
In 2015, the Canadian Museums Association (CMA) was named in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #67, to deliver a report and recommendations as part of a national review of museum policies and their relationship with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).
Museums have, from their preliminary existence, been part of the colonial project. How do we acknowledge that truth while also supporting our work as community institutions? Together, we have an opportunity to be moved to enact and support Indigenous self-determination.
The new comprehensive report seeks to determine the level of compliance that museum policies and best practices have with UNDRIP and hopes to provide a national baseline of support for Canadian museums.