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Working Groups

Our Working Groups provide a resource for the Case Studies and extend the research through papers, policy recommendations, workshops, exhibitions, and public talks.

Working Group teams are made up of academic researchers, archivists, artists, community members, cultural workers, graduate students, librarians, and other professionals - each concerned with and advising on specific research problems around each of the Case Studies.

Epistemologies of the Archive

This Working Group is discussing the status of the film archive within a changing technological and socio-political environment. It is investigating broad-based questions about the history of archival practices and institutions; and about theoretical and sociological implications of these practices and institutions.
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Indigenous Methodologies

This Working Group will be focused primarily on research-creation projects driven by Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) methodologies, along with key ethical and historical considerations. They will be working in a consulting capacity to the Case Studies and other areas of the A/CA network.

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Knowledge Architectures of Audiovisual Archives

This Working Group asks how can we enhance meaningful and respectful access for Canadians Indigenous people to their own cultural heritage by addressing inherent cultural bias embedding in existing organizational structure and rectify inherently problematic language in current schematics to describe racial, gender, sexuality, and identity?
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