“We must be honest about the real two solitudes in this country, that between Indigenous and non-Indigenous citizens, and commit to doing tangible things to close the divide in awareness, understanding and relationships.”
Marie Wilson, Commissioner of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Inspire Solutions and Dawson’s First Peoples Initiative recently hosted a talk by Dr. Marie Wilson, Commissioner for Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Watch her powerful call for change and join us in beginning a dialogue at Dawson on what we can do as students, educators, and Canadians to promote a new relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians.
Take a few minutes to leave your thoughts on what we can do to promote greater understanding of this dark part of Canadian history and a new relationship with our First Peoples
Since 2009, Marie Wilson has been one of the three Commissioners chosen to lead the historic Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. She came to the commission with more than 30 years of professional experience as an award-winning journalist, trainer, and senior executive manager. She has also been a university lecturer, a high school teacher in Africa, a senior executive manager in both federal and territorial Crown Corporations, and an independent contractor and consultant in journalism, program evaluation, and project management.