The Friends of the City of Ottawa Archives are pleased to invite you to the 2017 AGM Sunday, November 19th, 2pm at the James Bartleman Centre, 100 Tallwood Drive. Please join us in welcoming Guest Speaker Jesse Thistle who is completing his PhD in History at York University.
His dissertation will study the lives of Metis people living on road allowances – makeshift communities built on Crown land along roads and railways on the Canadian Prairies in the 20th century. Jesse has published in numerous academic journals, magazines, and books, and has worked on a few short documentaries. The focus of his research and writings is centered on his lived experiences, offering insight into Indigenous homelessness, history, and intergenerational trauma, crime and prison complexes, social work, and addiction studies.
Also in attendance will be our prospective board members both new and returning.
My name is Albert Lessiwe. I have a masters in Library and Information Studies. I joined the FCOA because it does a great job at raising awareness and transmitting knowledge regarding Archives in general. While on the board, I hope to be able to contribute in furthering its agenda.
My name is Elisabeth Boekhoven and I recently completed an MA in Heritage Conservation at Carleton University. I work in museums but have always had an interest for archives, and hope that my past experience in the heritage field will prove useful to this Board.
David McConnell, Treasurer, Friends of the City of Ottawa Archives.I am a retired Public Servant, with degrees in history from Queen’s University and the University of Toronto, who spent my career as a historian with Parks Canada. Subsequent to my leaving Parks in 1995, I continued to work as a historian in the private sector, on contract, undertaking various historical studies.
We hope to see you there!
The Friends of the City of Ottawa Archives