The Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (REDI) has been established to provide leadership across the Faculty of Medicine in the areas of professionalism, learner mistreatment, equity, diversity, and inclusion, anti-racism, and anti-discrimination.
The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a unique opportunity to bridge the divide of our individual and collective stories, our distinct and shared experiences, and our united effort to right and write a new history chaptered with the stories of a sincere determination to tell the truths of the past, to reaffirm and renew our commitments to reconcile all things oppressive, racist and insufferable, and to create an honest and just redress for all Indigenous peoples.
I want to talk about some of this history and the tensions that live there still, and to reimagine a past that is simultaneously accurate and works to empower those that have been dispossessed in the trajectory of our shared and unique pasts. So, bring your favorite lunch, pull up a virtual chair, and we’ll talk about the bits and pieces of the snapshots of time, of history, and of telling the truth.
We Are Children of Indian Residential School Survivors: Awakening Our Spirits, Our Purpose & Our Confidence
This event brings together a panel of Indigenous people who are children of Indian residential school survivors to acknowledge the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and to think about ways to heal, to figure it out, to come to terms with each other, and to give permission to indigenous children and grandchildren to also grow, learn and prosper.