Critical Conversations on Truth and Reconciliation

Podcasts and written summaries

Sept. 8, 2014 (written summary)

Karen Busby, What is the Indian residential school settlement agreement? Reading: the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, especially schedule N.

Ry Moran, Establishment of the National Research Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

Jocelyn Thorpe, Thinking About Reconciliation. Reading: The Truth about Stories  or listen to Part 1 online.

Audience questions

*Sept. 12, noon at Frederic Gaspard Theatre, Basic Medical Sciences Building, 727 McDermot Ave., Bannatyne campus: Jean Friesen, Reconciliation from a Spiritual, Physical, Emotional and Intellectual Perspective. Light refreshments and networking time will follow the lecture in the Joe Doupe Concourse. Presented by First Nations, Metis and Inuit Health.

Sept. 15: Student cohort meeting. (Reading: Kevin Avruch, Truth and Reconciliation Commissions: Problems in Transitional Justice and the Reconstruction of Identity, 2010 47 Transcultural Psychiatry 33.)

Sept. 22: Karen Busby, The Paper Chase: Using Litigation to get Indian Residential Schools Records (Reading materials from the Independent Assessment Process litigation: see NRC factum, Tab 3 of the Sisters of St. Joseph’s factum and decision.) (summary)

Sept. 29, 1:30 p.m., Investors Group Athletic Centre, 75 Sidney Smith St.Justice Murray Sinclair, What Do We Do About the Legacy of Indian Residential Schools? (The Eleventh Annual Sol Kanee Lecture on Peace and Justice presented by the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace & Justice at St. Paul’s College, University of Manitoba)

*Sept. 29, 1 p.m., salle Martial-Caron, Université de Saint-Boniface: Commissioner Marie Wilson (Truth and Reconciliation Commission) and Ry Moran will speak in French. See details.

Oct. 6: (written summary)

Camille Callison, Indigenous People and Archives: Best Practices and Protocols

Greg Bak, Decolonizing  Archives

Audience Questions

*Fri. Oct. 17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Room 126, William Norrie Centre, Inner City Campus, 485 Selkirk Ave.: Commissioner Marie Wilson will present on Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s work, Ry Moran will facilitate group discussion and present on the National Research Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

*Fri. Oct. 17, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Room 501, Tier Building, Fort Garry Campus: Commissioner Marie Wilson to present on Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s work.

*Tue. Oct. 21, 7 p.m. at McNally Robinson bookstore atrium, Grant Park mall, 1120 Grant Ave., Winnipeg. Edmund Metatawabin in conversation and signing Up Ghost RiverA Chief’s Journey Through the Turbulent Waters of Native History. Hosted by Ry Moran, director of the National Research Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba.

Oct. 27: Visit to the Photrocity exhibit at the School of Art, where Dr. Adam Muller will give a talk. We will meet in Room 206, Robson Hall, and walk over together to the gallery.

*Oct. 30:  Chief Commissioner Murray Sinclair, Robert and Elizabeth Knight Distinguished Visiting Lecture, 7:30 p.m. in the atrium of the Engineering Complex

*Nov. 1: The Archive and Reconciliation: Re-Membering the Residential Schools Experience, a symposium at St. Paul’s College, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (registration required, but no fee)

Nov. 3: Paulette Regan (Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada), Public Understanding, Decolonization and Reconciliation (summary)

Nov. 17: Aimée Craft and Harry Bone, Aagooiidiwin: The Anishinaabe inaakonigewin (law) of rebuilding relationship (summary)

*Nov. 20-22Between Keewatin and Tsilhquot’in: Reflections from the Centre of Turtle Island

Jan. 12, 2015: Student cohort presentations

Thur. Jan. 22 @ noon in Moot Court: Robson Hall Distinguished Visitor Lecture by Prof. Kent Roach (U of Toronto) on Residential Schools, Canadian Law and Why a Survivor Focused Truth Commission Was Necessary.

Feb. 2: Dr. Andrew Woolford, ‘This Benevolent Experiment’: Indigenous Boarding Schools and Genocide, in Canada and the United States, followed by questions. (Reading: Discipline, Territory and the Colonial Mesh.) (summary)

Feb. 23 at Chancellor’s Hall on Dysart Road: Alex Kiem, Curating the Permanent Exhibit at the National Research Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

Mar. 2: Katherine Starzyk on the United Nations’ Inclusive Reconciliation Processes for Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding, followed by questions. (Summary).

Mar. 9: Lorena Sekwan Fontaine, Breaking Silence: Witnessing, Participating, Documenting the Residential School Legacy, followed by questions. (Summary)

Mar. 16: Sherry Farrell Racette, Not Reconciled: Indigenous Artists and Residential Schools (summary)

Mar. 30 and possibly Apr. 6: Student cohort presentations.

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