The City of Regina is looking for student researchers/archivists as part of an oral history program related to Canada 150. Specifically, collecting the stories of 150 Indigenous participants from the community. Details below.
City of Regina Archives’ is launching a project to collect and share stories and oral histories from Regina’s Indigenous community. Stories will range from personal reflections to traditional knowledge passed orally through generations. In keeping with the Canada 150 theme, the stories of 150 Indigenous participants will be included in an online virtual exhibit - a timeline tracing the history of Regina and Canada focusing on relationships with and perspectives of Indigenous residents. It will incorporate existing archival materials, objects, stories and photos of participants, if they agree to share them.
Funding secured from the Saskatchewan Council for Archives and Archivists will enable us to hire a student for 12 weeks to collect oral histories. We’re looking for a candidate with strong connections to the Indigenous community. We’re also awaiting word on a potential second federal grant to help with the project.
Student involved in a field relating to Communications, Literatures, Fine Arts, Education, Indigenous Studies or Languages and Linguistics, with a familiarity with Indigenous oral tradition and oral history collection, and strong connections to the Indigenous community are preferred.
This is an exciting undertaking and reflects the City of Regina’s commitment to implementation of the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
If you would like further information, please contact Dana Turgeon, Historical Information & Preservation Supervisor
Office of the City Clerk at 306-777-6721 or 150Stories@regina.ca.
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