Participant of the Walk for Reconciliation

Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples joined powerful conversations during a series of events, sponsored by KAIROS Canada, leading up to and complementing the close of the historic Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

KAIROS’ Time for Reconciliation intergenerational gathering brought together more than 400 people and featured leading thinkers on Indigenous rights and interactive workshops on May 29, May 30 and June 1 at Carleton University and Christ Church Cathedral in Ottawa, the traditional territory of the Algonquin people.

Time for Reconciliation’s sessions and workshops were structured around three themes: Recognition and Reconciliation, Decolonization, and Honouring Indigenous Rights. Speakers included Marie Wilson, TRC Commissioner; Bishop Mark MacDonald, National Indigenous Anglican Bishop; Cindy Blackstock, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society’s Executive Director; Elder Albert Dumont, Algonquin, and others.

KAIROS captured some of the moments of the first day on video: