Reconciliation and Indigenization

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The plenary of Reconciliation and Indigenization is meant to discuss about conflict left with Indigenous peoples over from the past of Canada’s colonial history. It should be recognized and accepted the reality of Canadian history, accepted how that history paralyzed Indigenous Peoples, and how it continues to subjugate Indigenous Peoples. Furthermore, the plenary will show a mass discussion on reconciliation and the future of it within the upcoming decade.

But there are some questions we must ask, too. What is the role of Canadian society in Truth and Reconciliation? How have attitudes about the Indigenous changed since the abolishment of residential schools? What is the future relationship between the government of Canada and Indigenous communities in decade?

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Jennifer Brant

Jennifer Brant

Dr. Brant belongs to the Mohawk Nation with family ties to Six Nations of the Grand River Territory and Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. She finished her PhD at Brock University and is currently an Assistant Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Her work positions Indigenous literatures as educational tools to inspire empathy, compassion, healing, and wellness. Dr. Brant is also the co-editor of “Forever Loved: Exposing the Hidden Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada”. Through her community work, teaching, research, and writing, she is dedicated to encouraging teacher candidates to engage in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of canada’s Calls to Actions. She is the 2018 recipient of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education “George L. Geis Dissertation Award” as well.
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Jenny Kay Dupuis

Born in Northern Ontario as a member of the Nipissing First Nation, Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis is an educator, author, artist, and a consultant on Indigenous Issues. Her areas of work are namely leadership and diversity, as well as the importance of relationship building today. In 2016, she co-wrote her first children’s picture book titled I Am Not a Number which was about the struggles and traumas her Grandmother went through in a residential school. The book ultimately became one of the finalists for the 2017 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards. She was also awarded the 2017 J.S. Woodsworth Individual Leadership Award for Human Rights and Equity.

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