Indigenous Perspectives on Reconciliation

Photo: CMHR, Niigaan Sinclair

Workshops with Dr. Niigaan James Sinclair

We live in an age of Truth and Reconciliation, a time when bodies like the 1966 Hawthorne Report, the 1996 Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, and the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) are waking Canadians up to Canada's 150-year dysfunctional relationship with Indigenous peoples. We may have Truth, but Reconciliation is the hard part. What Reconciliation looks like, feels like, and how this is embodied in policy and law may be confusing, controversial, and challenge truths widely held in the country.

In this three-part series, join award-winning educator and writer Dr. Niigaan Sinclair in an analysis of Canadian identity, education, law and land, and help forge paths of reconciliation via the "calls to action" in the 2015 TRC final report.

Required Text: Chelsea Vowel. Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis & Inuit Issues in Canada. Winnipeg: Highwater Press, 2016.

This text is available for purchase at the Boutique.

To sign up for these workshops please contact rsvp@humanrights.ca or phone 204-289-2000.


Course content and topics to be covered:

Class One: What Does Reconciliation Look Like? Who Are We? Indigenous Writes chapters 1-2, 20, 27

Class Two: Why Are We Here? Relationships and Myth Busting Indigenous Writes chapters 13-19

Class Three: Who Can Help Us? Contemporary Challenges & the Future  Indigenous Writes chapters 3-4, 7-10, 12, 25, 29, 31


When: Wednesday, October 10, 17 and 24, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Manitoba Teachers’ Society Classrooms on Level 1

Cost: $90 for members/ $100 for non-members + Textbook


Please note that this course is subject to change or cancellation without notice.