Monday January 04, 2016
How non-indigenous allies can help make TRC recommendations a reality
"Reconciliation is not an aboriginal problem. It is a Canadian problem. It involves all of us." - Justice Murray Sinclair, delivering the TRC's Final Report
When it comes to First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and their place in Canadian society, 2015 was a watershed year.
Now, the arrival of a new year, means the time has come to try to put them into effect.
"I would hope that we would see that reconciliation reflected in those non-indigenous Canadians in a clear way.
I don't think you can be a citizen in this country without some tiny approach to eliminating the ignorance that we all had because it wasn't taught to us in school." - Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs on The Current
Today our guests have strong interests for all Canadians to "work together" and make the TRC recommendations a reality.
- Marie Wilson was one of the three Commissioners of the TRC. She was in Yellowknife.
- Hayden King is director of the Centre for Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University in Toronto.
This segment was produced by The Current's Ines Colabrese.