This video series highlights the life experiences and work of Chief Robert Joseph. Chief Joseph is the recipient of the 2014 Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue for a lifetime of outstanding achievements promoting reconciliation among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples in Canada.
More information about the award: www.sfu.ca/dialogue
This full-day dialogue drew upon the knowledge and experiences of affected communities to identify shared principles and approaches to support the reconciliation of injustices in Canadian society. The dialogue hosted 120 community leaders involved in the reconciliation of specific injustices, government officials, decision-makers from major institutions and members of the public.
Participants worked together to define potential meanings for reconciliation, shared approaches that might be of interest to affected communities and collectively identified solutions for common challenges that occur during reconciliation efforts. The outcomes of the event were to support participants in their ongoing work on reconciliation initiatives, to increase public awareness of our shared Canadian history and to create a body of knowledge for stakeholders to consider when working towards reconciliation.
Reconciling Injustices in a Pluralistic Canada was held by Simon Fraser University's Centre for Dialogue as part of the events associated with the 2014 Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue. Between January and March 2014, the Centre for Dialogue and award recipient Chief Robert Joseph hosted a series of community-engaged events that highlight and build upon concepts of reconciliation.
More information: www.sfu.ca/reconciling-injustices.