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Ma̓la̓gius (Gerald Lawson)

Ma̓la̓gius Gerald Lawson is from the Heiltsuk Nation and is an enthusiastic new language learner. He currently manages the Oral History and Language Lab at the UBC Museum of Anthropology and is dedicated to supporting Indigenous control of cultural heritage. Mr. Lawson developed many of the resources that have grown into the UBC Indigitization Grant Program, acts as the program Technology Lead and sits on the Indigitization Steering Committee. He primarily works to remove barriers of colonial information practice that impede the cultural goals of B.C. First Nations. To this end he currently sits on the Canadian Federation of Library Associations Indigenous Matters Committee and the Association of Canadian Archivists Truth and Reconciliation Task Force.
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