9 Association of Research Libraries Research Library Issues 303 2022 Meeting session heard from American and Canadian higher education leaders working to advance a US Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation movement and follow through on the 94 calls to action from the 2015 Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission.1 At the fall 2021 meeting, Bryan Brayboy (Arizona State University) and Sheila Cote-Meek (York University) offered Indigenous perspectives on the generational trauma inflicted on their peoples through residential school programs and the ongoing legacies of colonialism in Canada and the United States. Cote-Meek emphasized the importance of truth and the imperative that non-Indigenous people should confront the truth before any reconciliation would be possible. Brayboy and Cote- Meek both spoke of the complex challenge of understanding truth in a pervasive context of stolen land, devaluation of traditional knowledge, and an educational framework almost entirely constructed around a colonial and western concept of learning. Two weeks after the Fall 2021 Association Meeting, ARL hosted a conversation with the co-leaders of the United States movement for Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT). Charles Chavis (George Mason University) and Marcus Hunter (University of California, Los Angeles) introduced the Association to the movement for a national commission to study the legacy and systemic impacts of slavery and to the plans for a corresponding digital archive. The proposed archive, known as the Archive for Racial and Cultural Healing, or simply ARCH, will contain digitized historical materials as well as the capacity for communities to “archive themselves.” It will be a living, growing, interconnected digital archive to serve communities and learners at all levels, and to bring resources to the communities themselves. A frame for the work of truth-telling is deeply embedded in the concepts of both commission and archive, and in an indispensable prerequisite to any consideration of transformation or reconciliation. Future States of the Research Library A thread running strongly through the 2021 ARL meetings emphasizes connection, community, trust, care, and truth-telling. What should
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