The Inspirit Foundation’s ChangeUp 2015 conference presents a conversation between Truth and Reconciliation of Canada Commissioner Marie Wilson and Indigenous elder and author Lee Maracle, talking about the Commission’s findings and the prospect for reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people living in Canada.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Dr. Marie Wilson
Marie Wilson has dedicated her career to living and working in cross cultural environments within Canada and internationally as an educator, award-winning journalist, broadcast trainer, program director, and regional executive in both the public broadcast and public service sectors. She also has deep personal knowledge of the residential school legacy through her immediate family and community ties. Between 2009 and 2015, she served as one of three of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commissioners.
Lee Maracle is a Sto:Loh nation grandmother of four and mother of four who was born in North Vancouver, BC. Her works include the novels Ravensong, Bobbi Lee, and Sundogs; short story collection Sojourner’s Truth, a poetry collection, and Bentbox; and non-fiction piece I Am Woman. Ms. Maracle is both an award winning author and teacher. She is currently the Mentor for Aboriginal Students at the University of Toronto where she is also a teacher, and the Traditional Cultural Director for the Indigenous Theatre School, where she is a part-time cultural instructor.
ABOUT INSPIRIT FOUNDATION
Inspirit is a national charitable foundation that supports young people building a more inclusive and pluralist Canada. We fund, convene and champion powerful ideas—media & arts initiatives, programs & events, research projects & publications—that foster learning, collaboration and innovation. www.inspiritfoundation.org