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Truth and Reconciliation

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Summary and Final Reports call all of us to contribute to and participate in reconciliation. Educational institutions in particular have a crucial role to play in developing and implementing “a process of truth and healing”[1] that explores the generational effects of residential schools, honours survivors’ resilience, and promotes reconciliation amongst Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. The U of L Truth and Reconciliation Committee, headed by the Director of the Ikaisskini Gathering Place, is developing a set of initiatives in support of the TRC recommendations to be designed and undertaken in collaboration with a range of University and community representatives and partners.

Please watch for the beginning of this conversation at the University of Lethbridge early in 2016.

Important Links:
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Statement from President Mike Mahon, February 2016

Join the Campus Conversation

Discussion #1 with Dr. Leroy Little Bear
Discussion #2 with Chief Wilton J.Little Child, Truth and Reconciliation Commissioner

[1] Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future: Summary of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, page 27.