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The CMA has initiated a working group to address the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s
Call to Action #67, which states:

We call upon the federal government to provide funding to the Canadian Museums Association to undertake, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, a national review of museum policies and best practices to determine the level of compliance with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and to make recommendations.

Group members

  • Grant Anderson, Manitoba Indigenous and Northern Relations, Winnipeg MB
  • Morgan Baillargeon, Canadian Museum of History (retired), Tecumseh ON
  • Catherine Bell, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB
  • Jean-Marc Blais, interim observer on behalf of the national museums, Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau QC
  • Stephen Borys, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg MB
  • Nika Collison, Haida Gwaii Museum, Skidegate BC
  • Pam Gross, Kitikmeot Heritage Society, Cambridge Bay NU
  • Sharon McLeod, University College of the North, The Pas MB
  • Laureat Maureau, Musée Shaputuan, Sept-Îles QC
  • Sarah Pashagumskum, Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute, CMA Board, Oujé-Bougoumou, QC
  • Marie-Paule Robitaille, Musée de la civilisation (retired), Québec QC
  • Anthony Shelton, UBC Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver BC
  • Sue Lamothe, Canadian Museums Association representative, Ottawa ON

Background materials


  • SM Leduc, Reconciliation Museologist at the Canadian Museums Association


The CMA secretariat is located on the traditional lands of the Algonquin peoples. CMA is grateful for the opportunity to live and learn on this territory in mutual respect and gratitude.