New Lecture Series Explores Reconciliation

From left to right: Doug White, Judith Sayers and Adam Olsen.

October 16, 2018 - 8:15pm

A free monthly lecture series that aims to stimulate community dialogue about the relationship between Canada’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples launched at VIU last December. 

Delivered through VIU’s Centre for Pre-Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation, the series has included talks by Dr. Judith Sayers, President of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council and Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria; Adam Olsen, MLA of Saanich North and the Gulf Islands and a member of the Tsartlip First Nation; and Chief Robert Chamberlin, Vice-President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs and Co-founder of the First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance. 

“The intention of this series is to create community spaces to learn about and engage in complex discussions about the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in this country,” says Douglas White, Centre Director. “Reconciliation is a new idea in Canada. We are at an important moment in Canada that calls for national reflection of a deep kind on this topic.” 

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*This article originally appeared in the Fall 2018 edition of VIU Magazine. Check out more stories on the VIU Magazine webpage.

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