“History lays the groundwork for strong, resilient communities. No place really becomes a community until it is wrapped in human memory: family stories, tribal traditions, civic commemorations. No place is a community until it has awareness of its history. Our connections and commitment to one another are strengthened when we share stories and experiences.” - from the Value of History Statement.
The Community History webinar series shares stories and experiences of communities from across Canada that have made significant efforts to preserve and share their local histories.
This webinar series features community history project coordinators as presenters. They discuss their community’s history and explain how the framework of their project brings relevance and awareness to this history. Presenters also discuss the challenges they faced coordinating a community project.
This webinar series was inspired by the 10th Canada’s History Forum “Making History Relevant,” which was held on November 21, 2017 at the Canadian Museum of History. You can watch the recordings on our YouTube Channel.
This webinar series ran from January to March 2018.
Watch the webinars in this series
Watch now: In this webinar, Andrew Bear Robe, the Interim Executive Director for Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society, discusses the Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society’s groundbreaking theatrical presentation, Making Treaty 7.
Watch now: In this webinar, Connie Wyatt Anderson reflects on her role as an educator on the Opaskwayak Cree Nation.
Watch now: In this webinar, Miranda Jimmy discusses the #ReconcilingYEG project from 2015 featuring archival photos, painting and poetry co-created with the community in Edmonton.
Watch now: In this webinar, Paul Gareau discusses the Indigenous Canada Massive Online Open Course from the University of Alberta that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada.
Watch now: In this webinar, Kris Foulds discusses the Voices of the Valley exhibition from The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford, British Columbia.
Watch now: In this webinar, Tracy Calogheros and Alyssa Tobin will discuss the Hodul’eh-a: A Place of Learning Gallery and Memorandum of Understanding between the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation and the Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre.
In this webinar, Andria Hill-Lehr discusses the Wolfville Historical Society’s Mona Parsons Commemoration Project.