In honour of the Jack P. Blaney Award presented to Chief Dr. Robert Joseph in January 2014, the Simon Fraser University Centre for Dialogue produced a series of videos around the themes of culture and ancestry, residential schools, reconciliation and dialogue. More information about the award: www.sfu.ca/dialogue
View them all here:
Part 1: Culture and Ancestry: Chief Joseph discusses his childhood memories of Kwakwaka’wakw culture and explains why understanding the context of culture and ancestry is critical in the present day.
Part 2: Residential School Experience: Chief Joseph describes his experience at St. Michael’s Indian Residential School and how the trauma of the residential school system affected him as a young man.
Part 3: Reconciliation: Chief Joseph describes the concept of reconciliation and what this means for relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians.
Tribute Video: Celebrating Chief Joseph, recipient of SFU’s 2014 Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue for a lifetime of outstanding achievements promoting reconciliation among Canada’s Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples.
What is Dialogue? : Chief Joseph discusses his views about the importance of dialogue and improved mutual understanding
A tribute video for Chief Robert Joseph, presented by Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue. Chief Joseph is presented with SFU’s 2014 Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue on January 15, 2014, for a lifetime of outstanding achievements promoting reconciliation among Canada’s Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples.
The Indian residential school system in Canada, and why it matter today as Canadians and Sikhs.
Produced by World Sikh Organization of Canada, working with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, The Indian Residential School Survivor’s Society, and Reconciliation Canada.
Vancity was proud to announce our founding partnership in November 2012, supporting Reconciliation Canada’s efforts to revitalize the relationships among Aboriginal peoples and all Canadians.
This video explains the work underway to help people make the connection between the Indian residential schools and the challenges facing aboriginal communities, and how we can participate in making change happen.
As social justice is core to Vancity, our goals align with Reconciliation Canada. We have become a founding partner and made a substantial contribution to help foster awareness and understanding, to help find a way forward.