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Senator Murray Sinclair speaks about Truth and Reconciliation

Senator Murray Sinclair speaks about Truth and Reconciliation

Each year, George Brown College in Toronto hosts the Tommy Douglas Institute. It’s a day long event which creates a space of dialogue for educational communities and wider communities to explore, discuss and advance ideas about progressive education for change in the 21st century.

This year’s Tommy Douglas Institute was held on May 28. As in past years, rabble.ca was a sponsor and we’re happy to bring you a recording of the keynote address by Senator Murray Sinclair.

"In June 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, led by Senator Sinclair, set out 94 Calls to Action to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation. Challenging government to move from recommendation to action, from conciliation to reconciliation and from apology to policy, the calls of the TRC are historic for a number of reasons. They are about honouring agreements with Indigenous Peoples nation-to-nation and committing to those agreements nation-to-world. They are about rejecting the silencing of Indigenous histories and cultures, repairing the gaps between mainstream knowledge and Indigenous ways of knowing, and providing the resources, respect and collaboration needed to do so." - from the Tommy Douglas Institute 2018 website

Thanks to Emily Parr for recording this for us. We welcome her to the rabble podcast team. 

Image: Senator Murray Sinclair - by Emily Parr

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