First Voice

Justice Murray Sinclair on reconciliation and the Indian Residential Schools

There is an emerging and compelling desire to put the events of the past behind us so that we can work towards a stronger and healthier future. The truth telling and reconciliation process as part of an overall holistic and comprehensive response to the Indian Residential School legacy is a sincere indication and acknowledgement of the injustices and harms experienced by Aboriginal people and the need for continued healing. This is a profound commitment to establishing new relationships embedded in mutual recognition and respect that will forge a brighter future. The truth of our common experiences will help set our spirits free and pave the way to reconciliation.

Posted July 2014


What Is Reconciliation (video, 2:55) – Justice Murray Sinclair, chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, speaks about reconciliation.

Mennonite Church Canada and the TRC (video, 5:08) – In the spring of 2013, a group of Mennonites from Alberta and BC attended Truth and Reconciliation events in Montreal, Canada.