Update from CLBC’s TRC Working Group


October 2022

Five years ago this month, Courthouse Libraries BC (“CLBC”) formed an internal Truth and Reconciliation Working Group to articulate a response to the Truth and Reconciliation Report. Over the years, the Working Group has advised our leadership team and worked to train staff on cultural competency, the history and legacy of residential schools, and Indigenous law. The Working Group also ensures our collection includes more resources about First Nations peoples and Indigenous law, and ensures that the spaces inside our libraries
are adorned with artwork representing the peoples on whose lands they were built.

This year, we added a new entry in Our Legal Knowledge Base on Indigenous name reclamation, and we’ve continued to build our print collection across all 30 branches. Almost
all of our branches now have copies of:

  • Modern First Nations Legislation Annotated
  • 21 things you may not know about the Indian Act: helping Canadians make reconciliation with Indigenous peoples a reality
  • The Indian history of British Columbia: the impact of the white man
  • Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action
  • Honouring the truth, reconciling for the future: summary of the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada