DISCUSSIONS OF TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION AT LAURIER

On Wednesday, May 28, Waterloo Lutheran Seminary’s Centre for Public Faith and Wilfrid Laurier University’s Office of Aboriginal Initiatives hosted an in-circle public lecture and discussion on truth and reconciliation. Lori Ransom, an ordained elder at the Presbyterian Church of Canada and member of  Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation represented the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and facilitated the discussion, particularly centred on Indigenous relationships with church and faith bodies. Community, student, staff and faculty were represented in the audience. As was noted at the public lecture, such conversations had in post-secondary environments of privilege are but the first step in reconciliation. LSPIRG asks, how is acknowledgement, acceptance, commemoration and teaching permeating Canada's school systems, coffee shops, political conversations, headlines or faith bodies? Comment below!

Lori Ransom of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada hosts discussion at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary.

Lori Ransom of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada hosts discussion at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary.