Residential Schools Centre Operations and Governance
The Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association (CSAA) and Algoma University (formerly Algoma University College) have partnered to research, collect, store, preserve and display photographs, artifacts and other memorabilia of the Shingwauk Indian Residential School, to address the legacy of Residential Schools through projects of "sharing. healing and learning" and to fulfill Chief Shingwauk's "Teaching Wigwam" Vision.
In 2006, it was resolved that the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association and Algoma University College agreed to enter into a formal agreement for the care and management of the gathered Collection under the following terms and conditions:
- All archival material received into the Collection including, but not limited to photographs,
documents, artefacts and memorabilia shall be the joint property of the CSAA
- The parties agree that the collection shall be housed at Algoma University.
- The parties agree that any archival material donated to AU and/or CSAA
shall be added to the Collection if the archival material is deemed appropriate.
Care and Management
- The parties agree that the identification and cataloguing and of the Collection shall be the joint responsibility of the parties.
- The parties agree that the care and management of the Collection shall be jointresponsibility of the parties.
Residential School Heritage Committee
- A Residential School Heritage Committee (hereinafter refeiTed to as the
"Committee") comprised of representatives from Algoma University College,
the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association, The National Residential
Schools Survivors' Society and the Shingwauk Project/National Residential
School Research, Archival and Visitor's Centre Director will meet annually or
more often, as deemed necessary, either in person or by teleconference call(s),
to provide for the management of the Collection.
Lending and Disposition
- A designated representative of the parties, known as the Shingwauk Project
Director, shall administer the development, care, lending, reproduction, use
and disposition of the Collection on behalf and under the direction of the
Residential School Heritage Committee.
- The Committee shall develop and approve policies covering the care, lending
and use of the Collection.
- Policies will be reviewed annually by the Committee.
- Policies will he posted publicly on the website and made available upon
- No archival materials will he sold vvitholll the prior approval of the
- All loaned archival materials -.hall be identified as the joint property of the parties when displayed.
- If for any reason a dispute arises that cannot he resolved by the parties themselves it is agreed that the parties will request and utilize the services of an Elders' Circle to resolve the dispute.