Camille Callison

Librarian, Archivist, and Anthropologist in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Camille Callison

Librarian, Archivist, and Anthropologist in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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I am the Indigenous Services Librarian and Liaison Librarian for Anthropology, Native Studies and Social Work and a Member of the Indigenous Advisory Circle at the University of Manitoba.

I am proud to be from Tsesk iye (Crow) Clan of the Tahltan First Nation located in Northern BC, the Yukon and Alaska. and hold a B.A. (Anthropology) and M.L.I.S. First Nations Concentration from UBC. Currently, I am pursuing a PhD at the University of Manitoba.

Currently, I am the Canadian Federation of Library Associations/Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (CFLA-FCAB) Indigenous Representative; Chair of the Indigenous Matters Committee; member of the Copyright Committee and Chair of the Truth & Reconciliation Committee. She is a member of the Public Library Advisory Board for Manitoba, IFLA Indigenous Matters Standing Committee, on the Canadian Memory of the World Advisory Committee and the Sector Commission on Culture, Communications & Information of the Canadian Commission to UNESCO.

I am dedicated to the preservation of Indigenous knowledge, culture and cultural material in a variety of mediums for future generations. I contribute by being actively involved in promoting Indigenous libraries and archives as well as identifying and making recommendations on library and information needs of Indigenous peoples through involvement in local, national and international professional associations.

I was honoured to convene and co-Chaired, 9th International Indigenous Librarians’ Forum (IILF) with Elder David Courchene Jr. at the University of Manitoba in August 2015.

My research interests involve the role of libraries, archives and other cultural memory institutions in preserving and respecting traditional knowledge and languages while contributing to their recovery, revitalization and copyright protection.

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  • Work
    • University of Manitoba
  • Education
    • University of BC
    • University of Manitoba