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In early 2020, Animikii had the privilege of collaborating with the BC Museums Association (BCMA) to develop a new subdomain to support the national call for repatriation, encouraging all publicly-funded institutions to work with Indigenous stakeholders to repatriate any human remains in their collections, as defined in the Rod Naknakim Declaration.
Founded in 1957, the British Columbia Museums Association creates a bright future for British Columbia’s museum, gallery, and related heritage communities through networking, advocacy, innovation, and professional development. It delivers programs and services to the benefit of its members and the sector at large, acting as the cultural and heritage information hub for British Columbia while providing a unified voice for the institutions, trustees, and professional staff and volunteers.
The BCMA’s Brain offers a collection of resources for Indigenous communities, cultural centres and museums as well as non-Indigenous museums, galleries and cultural organizations who wish to strengthen their relationships with Indigenous communities. This platform exists in conjunction with the BCMA’s Indigenous Advisory Committee who provides guidance and support by acknowledging injustices between museums and Indigenous communities, and actively works to build stronger relationships and partnerships and to decolonize museological practices.
The Animikii team was a delight to work with. Everyone was incredibly kind and responsive and issues were resolved lightning fast. Animikii delivered on design and functionality, despite there being several changes along the way. Onboarding to the system was quick and easy, and the support team took the time to answer any follow-up questions with additional custom video tutorials and direct support. We're excited to launch the site to our members and are certain that this site will serve as a solid platform that can be adapted as additional content is developed.