Yakwanastahentéha Aankenjigemi Extending the Rafters: Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force Final Report
Published: March 21, 2017
In April 2016, in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada’s final report on the history and legacy of Canada’s residential school system for Aboriginal children, a university-wide task force was established at Queen’s University. Composed of Indigenous and non-Indigenous faculty, staff, students, senior administrators, and community members, the task force considered how to meaningfully respond to the TRC Calls to Action. Additionally, the task force explored how the university can play an active role in addressing the broader themes of the TRC report, including relationship building, changing perspectives and policy, and promoting an awareness of the rights, histories, and contemporary issues of Indigenous Peoples. The final report of the task force was released in March 2017 and includes recommendations on measures the university can undertake to meet the TRC Calls to Action.
Published: February 2, 2017
The release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) report and the 20th anniversary of the release of the Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) provide an important opportunity for universities to acknowledge the significant, historical work that has been done to support the inclusion of Indigenous voices and peoples on our campuses. These reports also provide a vital catalyst for challenging ourselves to set new collective and systemic goals that will help us to achieve even greater Indigenization at Ontario universities.
Answering the Call Wecheehetowin Final Report of the Steering Committee for the University of Toronto Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Published: January 13, 2017
The University of Toronto’s Truth and Reconciliation Steering Committee released its final report in January 2017, calling on the university to take action in six key areas. Entitled Wecheehetowin, which means “working together” in Cree, the report highlights that the work to be done at U of T will be a collective journey. The committee was established in early 2016 in response to the federal Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s challenge to Canadians to engage in an ongoing process of reconciliation.
Published: June 29, 2016
In the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s (TRC) 2015 Final Report on the Indian Residential School system, there has been much discussion and debate among those involved in postsecondary institutions on how to respond to the TRC’s calls to action. The purpose of this research report is to identify, explain and evaluate curricular initiatives available to UOIT in responding to the TRC’s calls for action in education. Animating the report is a commitment to fostering a teaching and learning environment that contributes to facilitating respectful relationships between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous peoples.