Beyond NDTR: ReconciliACTion

Join us June 7, 2024

9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

ReconciliACTION: MMIWG2S+ Healing & Justice

Atlohsa and the Office of Indigenous Initiatives invite you to learn and unlearn with us through our year-long ReconciliACTION education series. Join us on Friday, June 7, 2024, 9:30am-4pm at Wampum Learning Lodge (1137 Western Rd) for ReconciliACTION: MMIWG2S+ Healing and Justice. As June marks the 5-year anniversary of the release of the MMIWG2S+ Calls for Justice, this final instalment of the 2023-2024 ReconciliACTION series will provide opportunities for thinking critically about patriarchy as colonial violence and working toward healing and justice for Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQIA people, including relationships to land and water.

We are continuing with a day-long forum that will include a combination of speakers, cultural teachings, discussion and hands-on activities to promote learning and healing. Drop in when you can throughout the day, register here.

The ReconciliACTION series is intended to bring us together towards radical truth telling and self-reflection to reconcile Canada’s ongoing settler colonialism with the loving future we envision for our communities. All are welcome.

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We wore our orange shirts, now what?

Now that we’ve observed the very first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and people are starting to learn truths about Indian Residential Schools and the colonization of Canada, we must continue to keep these truths at the forefront of our minds, and strive to make space for Indigenous voices and perspectives across the institution year-round.

It is crucial that we stay engaged in Reconciliation work at Western University, and interrogate the systems and structures that perpetuate settler-colonialism within this institution. 

On September 22, 2021, Western’s Indigenous Learning Circle, Biindigen, hosted a session on ReconciliACTion, encouraging participants to reflect critically upon their roles and responsibilities in Reconciliation. We drew key themes from this  Padlet activity, to create an infographic.

Take a look below and see what you can get started on right away. Below the infographic you will find a link to TRC Report reading sessions hosted by the Centre for Sustainable Curating in the Department of Visual Arts in collaboration with the Theatre Studies at Western and as well as other resource, book, podcast and video recommendations.




TRC Report Cover


The TRC Report
The postdoctoral fellows at the Centre for Sustainable Curating in the Department of Visual Arts in collaboration with the Theatre Studies at Western program invite you to join us in a durational reading of the executive summary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report ( TRC ), part of an initiative by the Canadian Association for Theatre Research. Read more here

Register here. 



Book Cover: Indigenous Intergenerational Resilience


Indigenous Intergenerational Resilience: Confronting Cultural & Ecological Crisis

This recently published book by Maori scholar Lewis Williams, Associate Professor, Indigenous Studies and Geography at Western "argues that there is a need to develop greater Indigenous-led intergenerational resilience in order to meet the challenges posed by contemporary crises of climate change, cultural clashes and adversity." 

Download the book here.







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