Diversity Thunder Bay presented Taking Steps to Advance True Reconciliation by the Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould – national best-selling author, Canada’s first Indigenous Minister of Justice and Attorney General, the first elected female Independent Member of
Parliament, and former BC Regional Chief – has been a leader among Indigenous peoples advocating for the proper recognition and implementation of Indigenous rights.
On March 23rd, she spoke to advancing true reconciliation, what we can do as individuals and as a community, and what our collective future requires. During her speech, the Hon. Wilson-Raybould discussed a variety of topics related to this important public policy issue, including why governments struggle to advance true reconciliation, UNDRIP, racial justice for Indigenous peoples and addressing our legacy of colonialism, challenges that we may face as a community/individuals, and creating safe spaces to have these important conversations.
Watch the event recording here:
Diversity Thunder Bay presents a Series of Zoom Workshops.
Our first, Moving Forward with Reconciliation in Thunder Bay & Area, was on November 3rd, 2021 and featured a panel with Melissa Hardy-Giles, Sol Mamakwa and Wendy Landry. Watch the recorded event by clicking the poster below:
Our second in the series was entitled Canada at a Crossroads: Unmarked Graves, Laissez-Faire Racism, and Indigenous-Settler (Re)conciliation with Jeffrey Denis and was presented on November 17th, 2021. Watch it now below. **Trigger Warning: Some of the content of this presentation may be triggering to those who have experienced racism and oppression.**