Indigenous neighbours are invited to participate in the identification of individuals and families in photographs and films held in the Archives and Library collection.
images and to visit our online database
[unidentified woman and children], ca. 1906, Elliott Barnes fonds. v48_na_485
[Man with lasso rope-Pertains to Banff Indian Days], [ca.1920 - ca.1940]
George Noble fonds. v469_na_2203
Through Recognizing Relations, the Archives and Library at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies aims to update descriptions, restore names and remove inappropriate language.
Through oral histories and community collaboration, dynamic descriptions can be made that communicate histories, identities and connections of the people photographed.
Through Recognizing Relations the Archives and Library strives to:
Develop ideas, programs and initiatives together
Be active and reach out to marginalized communities
Inform and welcome all communities in the archives
Increase accessibility for parents with children, accommodate family groups
Provide travel funding for individuals or groups to visit the archives
Update access points to reflect non-dominant cultural groups
Remove and correct out-dated and inappropriate language