CARL Inclusion Perspectives Webinar Series: Third Panel Featuring Indigenous Library Colleagues

Date and Time: November 24, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET
Please note that this event is open to all (not just CARL institutions) and will be recorded and posted to the CARL YouTube account afterwards.

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries’ (CARL) Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Working Group is pleased to announce the third in a series of planned webinars on inclusion perspectives, which will feature a panel of Indigenous library colleagues discussing their perspectives on the state of Canadian librarianship and how we can affect change. 

This 1.5 hour moderated panel discussion will focus on progress on EDI initiatives to date and goals to strive for in the future. This will be a collaborative future-forward conversation, so please bring your own questions and/or proposed solutions.

In addition to being subject to the CARL Code of Conduct, CARL asks all participants, panelists and organizers to be respectful of what is being shared and in how they ask questions.

In the interest of accessibility, simultaneous translation and captions will be available throughout the session. Additional accommodation requests can also be emailed to Julie Morin, Program Officer at CARL (

Speakers Bios

The moderator for this event will be Camille Callison

Camille brings expert knowledge and lived experience to our conversation about Indigenous Knowledges and relationship building in library, archival and cultural memory praxis. Camille is a Tāłtān Nation member, 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 dedicated to critically examining the relationship between cultural memory institutions and the continued survival and activation of Indigenous knowledges, languages and cultures.

Sheila Laroque

Sheila is Métis from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Her Métis heritage is on her father’s side, who grew up just outside Duck Lake, Saskatchewan. Her mom is originally from southwestern Ontario with Irish and Scottish roots. After a 5 and a half year journey that took her to Toronto for her Masters and Edmonton for work, Sheila came home to Saskatoon in March 2020. She now works at the University of Saskatchewan as an Indigenous Studies Librarian.

Jessie Loyer

Jessie is Cree-Métis and a member of Michel First Nation. She is a librarian at Mount Royal University in Calgary, a guest on Blackfoot and Treaty 7 territory. Her research looks at Indigenous perspectives on information literacy, supporting language revitalization, and developing ongoing, reciprocal research relationships using nêhiyaw and Michif conceptions of kinship. She’s a director in the Prairie Indigenous Relationality Network, also called Paskwaw Wahkohtowin, a SSHRC-funded research group that brings together prairie scholars working on relationality.

Kajola Morewood

Kajola’s birth mother is Inuit, from Kuujjuarapik in Nunavik. Her adoptive parents are originally from Quebec City (dad) and Winnipeg (mom) and have British and Irish/Icelandic backgrounds. Kajola spent her childhood on Treaty 7 territory in Medicine Hat, Alberta and lək̓ʷəŋən territory in Victoria, BC. After completing her Masters at UBC, Kajola is now an Indigenous Initiatives and Services Librarian at Okanagan College on the unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan people.

Mikayla Redden

Mikayla is Anishinaabekwe, born and raised in Peterborough, Ontario. Her grandmother is from Curve Lake First Nation, but was enfranchised during childhood, eventually settling with a Métis community in Burleigh Falls, Ontario. Mikayla spent her summers between Hiawatha First Nation (on the north shore of Rice Lake), and Stony Lake (near Lakefield, ON) with settler relatives. After living and working in both Thunder Bay and Halifax, Mikayla is now an Information Services and Instruction Librarian at University of Toronto.