"We're on the verge of change:" Joseph Boyden and Wab Kinew on reconciliation

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One of the most interesting discussion points during the Canada Reads 2014 debates was the issue of reconciliation and whether we're at a point where the injustices of the past can be addressed. Jian poses the question to panelist Wab Kinew and author Joseph Boyden. Both men agree that Canada appears to be ready.

Wab Kinew said in conversations had with people on social media and in-person, he found that Canadian "from all walks of life" have been saying to him they want to live in an inclusive, pluralistic Canada, but "one that delivers justice to our original inhabitants."

"We're on the verge of change," Boyden said, adding that one of the reasons he wrote The Orenda was to tell a story about the complex societies here before Confederation. "That excites me very much."

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