The truth is hard. Reconciliation is harder. Indigenous History Month Keynote Speaker

Online Only
Tuesday, Jun 29, 2021 at 1:00 PM  - 2:30 PM EDT 
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Event Details

Thank you for your interest in this event. While we are thrilled at the interest level this Keynote Indigenous History Month event has received, we regret to announce it is now sold out. Even though you are not able to join us, please download and share this helpful resource guide that can assist you on your learning journey and in taking action to ensure we are all advancing the Calls to Action within our own spaces and places. 

The truth is hard. Reconciliation is harder—comes at an opportune time for our country, as we seek to understand how best to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) recommendations. In this keynote, The Honourable Murray Sinclair reminds us that reconciliation is not an act of forgiving past wrongs. It is a process of dismantling the ongoing colonial relationship that treats Indigenous people as less than human. It is not a matter of benevolence or charity. It is a matter of respect and rights. 

His Honour has served as chair of the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), was the first Indigenous judge appointed in Manitoba, and recently retired from the Canadian Senate. 

Please note that this session will not be recorded. There will be Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) transcription during the event. If you have any questions, please contact


The Honourable Murray Sinclair
Indigenous History Month
Keynote Speaker


Available Online Only
Instructions will be sent out via email after registration.



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