Building Reconciliation: Universities answering the TRC’s Calls to Action



Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 8:30 to Thursday, November 19, 2015, 14:00


University of Saskatchewan


Kwaayesh aen Waahkoohtoohk
Good Relationship

The University of Saskatchewan is honored to host a national forum: “Building Reconciliation: Universities Answering the TRC’s Calls to Action”—a two-day national forum for Canadian university presidents and their leadership teams, First Nations and Métis leaders, student leaders, Aboriginal scholars, and scholars dedicated to research that is meaningful to Aboriginal peoples.

In June 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada released its summary report, the “Survivors Speak” report and 94 “calls to action.”

The U of S forum will focus on how universities can respond to the urgent calls to action directed at post-secondary education institutions. Co-hosts are University of Saskatchewan Incoming President Peter Stoicheff and Chancellor Blaine Favel.

Proud to be situated on Treaty 6 territoryand the Métis homeland.

The TRC identified an urgent need for reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples and societies. Universities across the country are examining how they can make changes within the core of their institutions, engage more effectively with indigenous communities, and become leaders and partners in building reconciliation.

Last summer, the University of Saskatchewan publicly committed to hosting a national forum on how universities can engage with the TRC recommendations. This forum will open respectful dialogues between university and Aboriginal leaders on how to advance the goals in the TRC’s “call to action.”

Please read the message from National Chief Perry Bellegarde encouraging your attendance.

Registration for the public plenary session has been extended to Nov 13, 2015 at 12:00 pm.