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TRC offers a window of opportunity for legal education – Canadian Lawyer Magazine

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 2015287 Views

In June 2015, after seven years of collecting evidence the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada released its 388-page executive summary, centred on the TRC’s 94 recommendations and written as a call to action.

Our first conversation about the report was informed by a powerful blog post by Chelsea Vowel, writing as âpihtawikosisân, where she pointed out too many public commentaries were coming from those who had not yet read the report. She writes:

“I would ask that you use this summary report to educate yourself. I would ask that you use this summary report to challenge what you think you know about these issues. I would ask that you question what is being recommended, once you have explored the rationales given.”

We took her advice, and turned to the report, beginning first with the call to action and its twin goals: to offer concrete ways to redress the legacy of residential schools, and to offer pathways for reconciliation.

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