Chief Joseph speaks at TEDx EastVan

May 27, 2016

On Saturday, April 23rd, Chief Dr. Robert Joseph delivered a talk at TEDxEastVan, a day-long event showcasing celebrated thinkers and visionaries connected to the Vancouver community.

TEDxEastVan brought together creators, catalysts, designers and thinkers to share in the TED philosophy, “Ideas Worth Spreading”. This independently organized event saw over a dozen speakers take the stage to a packed audience at the York Theatre in East Vancouver.

Sharing the stage with local inventors, activists and community leaders, Chief Joseph shared his story of attending residential school in childhood, overcoming the resulting traumas and emerging as an advocate for peace and reconciliation.

We encourage you to share this video with your friends, family and networks!

Learn more about TEDx EastVan here.

Video – Finding Heart

Apr 12, 2016

Finding Heart

The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

Produced by: Andy Bryce and Peter Campbell


This video, targeted at students as part of the education mandate of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, tells the story of Peter Bryce, an early whistleblower on health conditions inside Residential Schools

Click here to find out more.

Learn more about the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation here.

Nation2Nation Speakers Series

Mar 2, 2016

On February 23 2016, Chief Dr. Robert Joseph arrived at Cape Breton University campus for the Nation2Nation Speakers Series. After a warm greeting by Stephen Augustine, Dean of Unama’ki College & Aboriginal Learning and Ashlee Cunsolo Willox, Canada Research Chair and Assistant Professor at Cape Breton University, Chief Joseph spoke to a room filled with faculty, students and staff about his journey of reconciliation. Chief Joseph also shared his vision for building a new way forward based on a foundation of dignity, hope, openness, understanding and courage.

The Nation2Nation Indigenous Speaker Series is a monthly event designed to bring all peoples together to foster a space for co-learning where respectful relations can flourish. The event was hosted by Unama’ki College and the Institute for Intercultural Health Research.

We are excited to have been a part of the Nation2Nation Speaker Series and look forward to future opportunities to collaborate with Unama’ki College and Cape Breton University.

The Nation2Nation Speaker Series is hosted by:

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Reconciliation on Film

Jan 19, 2016

For the last six weeks, Reconciliation Canada has hosted a series of six short films on the theme of reconciliation, produced by young Indigenous filmmakers with the help of Wapikoni Mobile.

You can find all six videos that have been featured as part of the Reconciliation on Film series here.

Hosting this series has been a tremendous honour, and we are enormously grateful to Wapikoni Mobile for the opportunity to share these stories. You can find out more about Wapikoni Mobile here.

Reconciliation on Film – Week 6: Tio’tiake Montreal

Jan 18, 2016

Tio’tiake – Montreal

Filmmaker: Amanda Roy

TIO’TIA:KE – MONTREAL is a short documentary about the personal journey of Mohawk Elder Sedalia Kawenno:ta’s Fazio in establishing a sweat lodge within the Botanical Gardens of Montreal and her work with the diverse native populations living in the city. Tio’tia:ke is the Mohawk word for Montreal which means “where the currents meet”.

This is the sixth film in a six part series of short films on the theme of reconciliation. These films are produced by young Indigenous filmmakers with the help of Wapikoni Mobile. For over ten years, Wapikoni Mobile has been working with Aboriginal youth in Canada to encourage expression through music and film. Their mobile studios, sometimes referred to as “youth centres on wheels”, have travelled to some of the most remote First Nations communities in the country, providing workshops and mentoring to young participants.

Click here to read more about this film series.



The views and opinions expressed on this blog are those of the author and may not reflect the views and opinions of Reconciliation Canada.

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