AMA Newsletter - April 2023

26 Apr 2023 3:28 PM | Digital Initiatives, AMA (Administrator)

A digital version of this newsletter can be found here.

Call for New Board Member 

Special Initiatives Member-at-Large: We are seeking a Member-at-Large to assist in organizing the Manitoba Day event. This can be a shared position. 

Committee Reports 

Digital Initiatives: DI will provide technical support in setting up and running the Email Archiving at the University of British Columbia session on April 27th. The committee members continue to assist members with membership renewals and other website matters. 

Education and Advisory Services: Please visit our training opportunities page on the AMA website. Email with any additional suggestions for training. 

Finance and Grants: Have you renewed your membership? About 13% of the AMA income is derived from memberships. 

Indigenous Relations: We are working on an in-person discussion group on the Reconciliation Framework. Registration info will be available soon on our website.  

Information and Outreach: Unfortunately, our Trivia Night is postponed. Stay tuned for more info. 

Membership Committee: Don’t forget that memberships are due! 

Student Member-at-Large: I’m co-hosting the Email Archiving workshop – hope to see you there! 

Learning Resources 

The Reconciliation Framework 

In 2022, the Steering Committee on Canada’s Archives released the Reconciliation Framework: The Response to the Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Taskforce. Created in response to Call to Action 70 issued by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, the Reconciliation Framework is the result of an extensive study of archival policies and practices, the role of archives in colonization, and steps for building respectful relationships with Indigenous communities. The Reconciliation Framework outlines recommendations for action and is essential reading for all people working in archives today. 

Register here:

The Reconciliation Framework is available here:

Found in Collection: Navigating the Challenges of Undocumented Items in Archives 

This webinar “tackles the often-challenging question of what to do with items in your collection that lack proper documentation.” If you missed the April 25 webinar, it is posted on YouTube at

Upcoming Events 

Email Archiving at the University of British Columbia: What We’ve Learned  

This presentation will go over the work of the UBC Email Archiving Working Group over the past year. 

Online: Thursday, April 27 2:00 – 3:15 CST 


Reclaiming Power: Red Dress Day – May 5 

Hosted by GIGANAWENIMAANAANIG: The MMIWG2S+ Implementation committee in honour of National MMIWG2S Awareness Day in Winnipeg. 

Red Dress Round Dance, noon, Portage and Main.  

Memorial March, 12:30, Portage and Main to The Forks 

Decolonizing Lens: Film Night at the WAG 

Free public screenings of three films by Alanis Obomsawin: “Bill Reid Remembers”, “Honour to Senator Murray Sinclair”, and “Upstairs with David Amaram”. After the screenings, a discussion with special guests, Alanis Obomsawin and Sonya Ballantyne. 

Doors open at 6:15 with screenings beginning at 7 pm. Or, watch online. 

No registration required. For more information, please see 

Meet Me at The Bell Tower - Building Community 

Meets the 1st and 3rd Friday evening of each month, starting at 6 pm, at the Bell tower at the corner of Selkirk Avenue and Powers Street. 

See the Facebook page for more info:

NCTR Dialogue: Research and Access to Residential School Files 

Hosted online by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation on April 28th, 12:00 pm, NCTR's Jesse Boiteau and Shingwauk Residential School Centre's Jenna Lemay “share the latest information on records, share tips, and answer some of your questions.” 

See the NCTR YouTube page for more info:

Call for Volunteers 

We are always looking for members to join our committees. Volunteering with the AMA is an excellent way to network with archivists, build skills, and shape the future of archives in Manitoba. If you are interested, please contact the Chair, or a committee chair, at one of the email addresses listed on this page

News for the newsletter?  

Does your archive have a new grant or a new hire? Or do you have a collection you want to promote? Send your news to and we will include it in an upcoming newsletter. 

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