My reflection on the progress made for truth and reconciliation
Excerpt taken from hilltimes.com:
As part of the government and a member of the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs, I have been asked to reflect on how Canada is faring on reconciliation. My single path into the House of Commons allows me to bring a unique perspective on the topic. I need to start this conversation by disclosing that I am a non-Indigenous woman. I recognize my privilege as a settler descendent and as a white person.
How are we doing in addressing the harms and bridging gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people? Can we be satisfied with the direction we are heading as a nation? These are questions not easily answered and, of course, everything is relative; however, against a backdrop of repeated failures, we can carve out key areas where we are making positive gains.
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