Building Resilience with Chief Joseph

Apr 24, 2020

Reconciliation Canada presents a video series on staying resilient during the troubling times of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through traditional teachings, our Ambassador Chief Robert Joseph explores how to respond to challenges, recover from difficulties and setbacks, and build emotional and spiritual resilience. 

Episode 1: Reconciling our mind, body, soul and spirit

Episode 2: How to cope with anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic

Episode 3: Chief Joesph’s Story of Resilience

Episode 4: Proceeding carefully to the new normal

Year-End Message from Chief Joseph

Dec 19, 2019

“Together as a country, we can abide by the creed ‘Namwayut – We Are All One”. 

As the year comes to a close, Chief Joseph shares a message to thank all of our supporters. 

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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