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National Day of Truth and Reconciliation is September 30th. Credit: Aedrian / Unsplash

Our live political panel series returns this month! Join rabble.ca on September 22, 2022 at 7:30PM ET for “Off the Hill: What reconciliACTION looks like.”

This month, we reflect on truth and reconciliation, ahead of the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation (or Orange Shirt Day) on September 30.

This month, join guests MP Leah Gazan, Georgina Lazore, and Breanne Lavallée-Heckert and co-hosts Robin Browne and Libby Davies. They’ll discuss how Indigenous Peoples are exercising sovereignty every day, the tangible ways settlers can support Indigenous Peoples in their communities, and what action must be taken at the federal and provincial levels for meaningful change.

Register in advance for this free event via Zoom to interact and share your comments and questions with the panelists.

And mark you calendar for Off the Hill on September 22, 2022 at 7:30pm ET.

Off the Hill is a fast-paced live series which focuses on current issues of national significance. It features guests and a discussion you won’t find anywhere else, centred on the impact politics and policy have on people. Our series focuses on how to bring about progressive change in national politics — on and off the hill.

Our panel will deconstruct truth and reconciliation

Robin Browne is Off the Hill’s co-host. Robin is a communications professional and the co-lead of the 613-819 Black Hub, living in Ottawa. His blog is The “True” North.

Libby Davies is Off the Hill’s co-host and author of Outside In: a Political Memoir. She served as the MP for Vancouver East from 1997-2015, and is former NDP Deputy Leader and House Leader.

Leah Gazan is the member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre. She is currently the NDP critic for Children, Families, and Social Development, as well as the critic for Women and Gender Equality, and the deputy critic for Housing. Leah is a member of Wood Mountain Lakota Nation, located in Saskatchewan, Treaty 4 territory.

Breanne Lavallée-Heckert is the research manager at Indigenous Climate Action. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Rights from the University of Winnipeg. She also holds a Bachelor of Civil Law and Juris Doctor from McGill University. Breanne is a Michif woman with German settler ancestry from Red River and Treaty 1 Territory. Her Michif family is from the Métis community of St. Ambroise, Manitoba. 

Georgina Lazore is from Ts’kw’alaxw First Nations which is located in the cusp of Secwepemc (Shuswap) territory and the St’at’imc (Lillooet). She currently resides in Cornwall, Ontario with her husband, five children, and eight grandchildren. Lazore works as a respite counselor, and was recently elected to hold a seat on the board of directors for the local Children’s Aid Society in Cornwall. She is the first generation of five that did not attend residential schools.