In this presentation, Jean-Pierre Morin discusses the absence of history in the federal government and asks “What would we need to do to ensure that history can meet the needs of those making decisions?”
This presentation by Jean-Pierre Morin is part of the “Making the Case for History” Panel at the 10th Canada’s History Forum, Making History Relevant that was held on November 21, 2017 at the Canadian Museum of History. This event was organized by Canada’s National History Society and the National Council on Public History.
Jean-Pierre Morin is the staff historian for Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC). He specializes in the history of Treaties between the Government and Indigenous peoples as well as the history of government policy and administration of INAC. In recent years, he has worked at developing new historical learning tools for federal public servants, web content and digital media, and national commemoration initiatives such as the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and Canada150. Since 2015, Morin has also been an Adjunct Research Professor for Public History in the History Department at Carleton University.