Camille Callison

Research Interests

  • Cultural memory institutions
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Repatriation
  • Language and culture revitalization


Camille Callison, Tahltan Nation member, is the University Librarian at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) and a passionate cultural activist pursuing a PhD in Anthropology at the University of Manitoba. Her research critically examines the role of cultural memory institutions (libraries, archives, and museums) and their relationships with Indigenous peoples and their diverse knowledges, language, and cultures by examining best practices which relate to recovery, revitalization, culturally appropriate access protocols, and repatriation. She is committed to being part of creating meaningful change related to equity, diversity, and inclusivity in the library, archival and cultural memory professions. Current professional contributions: co-Lead, National Indigenous Knowledge and Language Alliance (NIKLA); Chair, IFLA Professional Division H; Board of Directors, Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN); Indigenous Caucus Coordinator, IEEE P2890™ Recommended Practice for Provenance of Indigenous Peoples’ Data; and NISO Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility Committee Standards subcommittee co-Lead.

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