I appreciate how much support and interest there has been in Edmonton and across the province around this research. In the wake of the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Executive Summary, I think many of us are looking in our own backyards for opportunities to bring reconciliation home.
#MyReconciliationIncludes what Justice Murray Sinclair and the other commissioners outline in that report: truth-telling around the complicated, enmeshed histories of our communities and country is critical to our national well-being. And to move forward, we need to understand and reconcile our different experiences of this place we call Canada. We need to comprehend the government laws and policies, as well as systemic racism in Canadian society, that has led to present-day inequities.
Here is a round up of some of the news stories that have appeared online, in print, and on TV, if you’d like to see how both mainstream and Indigenous media are shedding light on the Camsell’s history and legacy. Thank you to everyone who has been contributing to this work or following it. Miigwetch. Mahsi Cho. Qujannamiik. Hiy Hiy.