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Indigenous reconciliation dialogue May 7–10

Posted on May 2, 2018

In 2015, the Truth & Reconciliation Commission Canada released its final report on the history and legacy of Canada’s residential school system. The report, Honouring the Truth, Reconciling the Future, contains 94 Calls to Action to advance and sustain the process of reconciliation in Canada. At VCC, we recognize that the majority of these Calls to Action are directly related to post-secondary education. 

During the week of May 7–10, VCC's Indigenous Education and Community Engagement department will be hosting a series of workshops including a keynote presentation by Kevin Lamoureux, national education lead, National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, University of Manitoba. The workshops focus on reconciliation through education and include interactive sessions, circle dialogues, and presentations. Our path to reconciliation will be the focus of our week as we acknowledge and celebrate the good work of many people.

Please join us in one or more of these free events. Registration is required for all sessions.

We acknowledge that we are on the traditional, unceded and shared territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. 



Reconciliation Dialogue Workshops
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 - 4 p.m.

Keynote presentation: Reconciliation in Education
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Curriculum Enhancement
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
1 - 3 p.m.

"River of Silence" - Film Screening & Conversation with Writer/Producer Petie Chalifoux
Thursday, May 10, 2018
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

A discussion with Tamara Starblanket, author of "Suffer the Little Children: Genocide, Indigenous Nations and the Canadian State"
Thursday, May 10, 2018
1 - 3 p.m.