Monday, June 3, 2019
With financial support from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences’ Aid for Interdisciplinary Sessions Fund.
This panel aims to shine the light of truth on reconciliation in universities. Reconciliation requires truth; but, historical truth is not enough. Reconciliation requires honesty in the present. To talk about reconciliation when you are still making decisions for Indigenous people is hypocritical. To reconcile with Indigenous peoples, universities must decolonize to stop constraining Indigenous people’s sovereignty. Guests on Indigenous lands have to respect and adhere to laws of the land.
- Lee Maracle, Indigenous Education Centre, University of Toronto
- Lorraine Mayer, Native Studies, Brandon University