Giving ‘our’ Past a Future: Re-Building and Sharing a ‘Different’ Historic Narrative(s) for Canada
October 2-3, 2023 | Four Points by Sheraton Hotel
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Over the past two decades, the rethinking of the Canadian history narrative has sought to address the glaring historic omissions of Indigenous peoples. Is real progress being made in that regard? Yet another important expression of change is reflected in the growing call for the removal of and/or name changes to monuments and streets dedicated to leaders that implemented prejudicial or discriminatory practices.
Beyond the focus on Canada’s history narrative, the ACS 50th anniversary Summit “Giving ‘our’ Past a Future” will look at best practices in teaching, learning and communicating the country’s history. To what extent is the broader public interested and engaged in the changing history narrative? Is there a growing rift in the history narrative changes being presented/proposed by many Canadian thought leaders and the acceptance and support for these changes by the wider public?