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History in Canada: First Peoples' Perspectives Explanation of the project organizational chart


This governance model is inspired by the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Transmission among First Peoples as a dynamic of well-being and empowerment, whose mandate is to demonstrate change and the involvement of First Peoples in research.

During a meeting on November 22, 2019, the project committee of the History in Canada: First Peoples Perspective project reflected on the possible avenues for First Peoples to approach history. In the practice of transmission, the history was told to the children night after night. Now written down, it allows us to better visualize the present context in order to create bridges leading to a future reconciliation.

Grey circle : It represents those who contribute to the progress of the project. The organizations present evolve around the project in the sense of the seasonal cycle according to needs and according to stages.

  • Funding agencies: The organizations that provide funding for the project.
  • Production organizations: The various organizations approached to produce the various tools.
  • People of Interest: People of interest are those who have expertise in a specific field, people from diverse backgrounds, to work with us on specific elements of the project.

Red Circle : The red circle represents the First Peoples in Canada, they surround the project. First Peoples are present at all stages of the project. They occupy different roles, such as Aboriginal organizations that support or participate as collaborators in the project as well as individuals who wish to be involved in the various committees.

Yellow circle : The yellow circle contains the different levels of involvement that organizations wishing to become involved in the project may have and their role. These organizations help to establish relationships with First Peoples. They can make recommendations on certain aspects of the project and they will be approached to validate certain content and participate in research with First Peoples.

  • Supporters: Those who have expressed support for the project.
  • Collaborators: Those who mentioned that they wanted to get involved in the project.
  • Partners: Those who work to set up the project and ensure its successful completion.

Blue Circle :This is where the work is done. At its centre is the consultation, which is done with the First Peoples. Around it is the committees that work together, exchanging ideas and recommendations, for the proper functioning of the project.

  • First Peoples Advisory Committee: Committee composed of First Peoples members, whose role will be to address ethical issues, support decisions and make recommendations for the proper functioning of the project.
  • History and Pedagogy Committee: Made up of a majority of First Nations members, it focuses on the content and production of tools, etc.
  • Project Committee: Composed of the 7 project partners (Cégep de l'Outaouais, Kiuna Institution, Avataq Cultural Institute, Kitigan Zibi Cultural Center, La Boîte Rouge VIF, the Institute of Indigenous Studies and Research of the University of Ottawa and Médérik Sioui. He is responsible for setting up and carrying out the project.


The project phases



Realization committee

Diane LeMay - Co-coordinator, Historian, Cégep de L’outaouais
Médérik Sioui - Co-coordinator, Historian/Consultant
Claudia Néron - Director, La Boîte Rouge VIF
Timothy Stanley - Faculty of Education and Indigenous studies and research institute, University of Ottawa
Anita Tenasco - Director, Kitigan Zibi Education Sector
Pierrot Ross-Tremblay - Sociologist, Lawyer, and Researcher, Indigenous Studies and research Institute, University of Ottawa