Two Upcoming Reconciliation Events

January 29, 2011

1. Reconciliation in Ontario:

February 9th – 10th, Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, 16 Spadina Road

From the symposium’s flyer:

Reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada is not just about the legacy of residential schools. It is a multi-faceted process that restores lands, economic self-sufficiency, and political jurisdiction to First Nations, and develops respectful and just relationships between First Nations and Canada. Although a history of colonization has deeply impacted all Indigenous peoples across Canada, and decolonization requires significant change at the federal level, the process of reconciliation is also unique to each region. This is because of cultural and historical differences among the more than 630 First Nations in Canada, varying settler populations, different ecosystems and economies. And there are different legal regimes in each province because of the jurisdictional separation of provincial and federal powers. The questions can then be asked: What does reconciliation look like in Ontario? What are the concrete ways it is being realized?

For more information and to register click here.

2. Sharing Truth: Creating a National Research Centre on Residential Schools

March 1 – 3, 2011 at the Sheridan Wall Centre in Vancouver

Over three days, information will be shared that will help to inform decision making for preserving and archiving survivor statements, as well as materials created and received during the Commission’s work.

Stakeholders attending this forum will include representatives from:

• Human rights advocates
• Aboriginal rights researchers
• Archivists
• Residential school survivors
• Aboriginal organizations
• Governments and agencies

For more information and to register click here.

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