Talking Reconciliation

Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Archived

Manitoba Theatre for Young People (MTYP), The Forks

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Winnipeg, recently dubbed Canada’s most racist city by Maclean’s, is also the epicentre of this country’s extraordinary resurgence of indigenous culture and conversation.

Our afternoon begins with Rosanna Deerchild, poet and host of CBC Radio’s Unreserved, reading from calling down the sky, a collection honouring her mother, a residential school survivor. Then she will be joined by Senator Murray Sinclair, chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and Shelagh Rogers, Honourary Witness to the TRC and host of CBC’s The Next Chapter, for a conversation with Festival Director Charlene Diehl about the challenges and promises of genuine reconciliation between our country’s indigenous and non-indigenous peoples.