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NIKLA-ANCLA celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day & Indigenous History Month!

NIKLA-ANCLA celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day & Indigenous History Month!

Wishing all a Happy Solstice and a joyous Indigenous Peoples’ Day. During Indigenous History Month, we hope that you will take the time to learn about and celebrate First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. If you are looking for a place to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a list of events is compiled at

On this day of celebration, NIKLA-ANCLA is pleased to announce that an Indigenous Knowledge Standing Committee (IKSC) has been formed to support our mission to create an association to unify and amplify the voices of Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) and to network and nurture a community of practice related to Indigenous knowledge, cultural memory, language, and Indigenous ways of knowing, as they relate to cultural memory and heritage.


On June 4, 2021, at the Initial Meeting of the Directors of NIKLA-ANCLA, five (5) Communities consisting of Library, Archives, Museums, Culture & Heritage, and Teaching & Learning were established to focus on the work of this Alliance, assist in the governance of Council, and bring relevant information to the members. Following the first full year of activities, the NIKLA-ANCLA Council members determined that some matters were cross community and a commitment was made to work on forming the Indigenous Knowledge Standing Committee.

Therefore, we are honoured to welcome the inaugural Chair, Mark Swartz (Queen's University), and the Supporting Chair, Ann Ludbrook (Toronto Metropolitan University), who are assembling a committee with the expertise to make a contribution in this critically important area.


The Indigenous Knowledge Standing Community (IKSC) has the mandate to represent the interests, issues, and trends in the field of Indigenous Knowledge related to, but not limited to, Protocols, Copyright, Indigenous Data Sovereignty, Open Education, Open Access, Citation Justice, and Intellectual Property, and will engage in knowledge sharing as appropriate.

NIKLA-ANCLA looks forward to welcoming and working with the members of the Indigenous Knowledge Standing Committee.



Camille Callison (Tāłtān Nation)  

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