Contentworks participates in a variety of public history, heritage and professional development conferences and training opportunities to stay connected to our colleagues and to keep abreast of information and methodologies that are important to us and our clients.
Profiled Affiliation: Indigenous Heritage Circle
Julie Harris is a founding member and director of the Indigenous Heritage Circle (IHC). The organization is Canada’s first group dedicated to the advancement of Indigenous heritage for Métis, Inuit and First Nations caretakers, communities and nations. Through multiple channels for dialogue and learning, it aims to provide a trusted space for sharing information and ideas about places, stories, languages, practices and cultural collections valued by Indigenous people. Founded in early 2016, the IHC is consulting with Indigenous people across Canada to set priorities for the organization. It aims to be a lasting legacy that will transform expectations about cultural heritage in Canada by making Métis, Inuit and First Nations voices heard and addressed in all related issues and decisions.
Presentations and Publications by Julie Harris
- “The Alaska Highway Corridor: Nordicity Writ Large,” Presentation to the Annual Conference of the Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation, 25 May 2017.
- Old Ottawa South Walking Tours – with Kathy Krywicki, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 15 October 2017
- “The Alaska Highway Corridor: Notes on the Indigenous Geography of Canada at War.” Author. Published by Northern Public Affairs, 6 April 2016. Online at:
- “Going the Distance: Cultural Tourism & Heritage in Northern BC,” Presentation to the Annual Conference of the National Trust and the Canadian Association of Heritage Professional, 2016.
- With Karen Aird, “Tse’K’wa (Charlie Lake Cave): Share and Learn Session”, Planner and Facilitator, Annual Conference of the National Trust and the Canadian Association of Heritage Professional, 2015.
- “ ‘Canada’s Biggest Farmer’ Keeps Shrinking: Weighing the Future of the Central Experimental Farm,” Presentation for the Heritage Ottawa Annual General Meeting, 2015.
- “ ‘Eyes on the Street’: The Heritage of Old Ottawa South.” Presenter of the Annual Bob and Mary Anne Philips Memorial Lecture for Heritage Ottawa. 2014.
- Board Member and Secretary, Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals, 2014-6.
- “What to do with what we know about 1950s and 60s conventional housing for Inuit.” Presentation to the Carleton University Heritage Symposium, 2014.
- Co-presenter with Philip Goldring. “Building Local Archives of National Value: Applying Lessons from Truth Commissions.” Presentation to the Friends of the City of Ottawa Archives, September 2014.
- “People and Place: Strategies for Community Engagement in Conservation Planning ,” Session Planner, Annual Conference of the National Trust and the Canadian Association of Heritage Professional, 2014.
- Jury Member, City of Ottawa Heritage Awards, 2014.
- With Bethany Scott and David Joanasie, “Moving towards Saimaqatigiingniq.” Co-author. Published by Northern Public Affairs, December 2013.
- Co-author and research coordinator. Exploring the History of Old Ottawa South, with John M. Calvert, Cornelius von Baeyer and others. Published by the Ottawa South History Project, 2013.
- Co-presenter with Madeleine Redfern, “Voices and Visions: Respecting Iqaluit’s Dynamic Cultural Landscape,” Annual Conference of the National Trust and the Canadian Association of Heritage Professional, 2013.
- “The Central Experimental Farm: Learning from the Place.” Presentation at the ICOMOS Canada 2010 Congress, Heritage of Agriculture, Ottawa, ON. October 21-23, 2010.
- “Walking and Seeing. Re-examining Iqaluit Ordinary Cultural Landscape.” 17th Annual Inuit Studies Conference, 28-30 October, 2010, Val-d’Or, Quebec.
- “Revealing Truths: Inuit Experience and Historical Research for the Qikiqtani Truth Commission.” Presentation at the National Council on Public History Annual Meeting, 10-14 March 2010. Portland, Oregon.
- With Madeleine Redfern, QTC. “Revealing Truths: Inuit Experience and Historical Research for the Qikiqtani Truth Commission.” Presentation to the Aboriginal Policy Conference, March 6, 2009, Ottawa, Ontario.
- “Heritage Without Borders”. Session Planner, Heritage Canada Foundation/Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals Joint Annual Conference, 2008.
- “Managing Large Heritage Portfolios n Government.” Session planner and Presenter, Heritage Canada Foundation Annual Conference, 2006. Ottawa, ON.
- “Evolution of Farming in the National Capital Greenbelt.” Presenter. Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association, Bi-Annual Conference, 2005, Ottawa, Ontario.
- “Utopian Ideals and Social Realities: The Cultural Landscapes of Mental Health Services in Ontario”.
- “Airports.” Author of the chapter in Building Canada: A History of Public Works. Published by the University of Toronto Press, 1988.
- Indigenous Heritage Circle www.indigenousheritage.ca
- Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals www.caphc.ca
- Heritage Ottawa www.heritageottawa.org
- The National Trust www.nationaltrustcanada.org
- International Council of Monuments and Sites (Canada) http://canada.icomos.org
- Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation www.ahlp.org
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