What is Reconciliation?


The mandate of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada has come to an end, bringing a historic opportunity to build a shared future together.

Mutual understanding is fundamental to achieving genuine reconciliation between Indigenous people and all Canadians.

Education has an important role to play. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls for Action expect Education systems to redress past wrongs and rejuvenate the distrustful relationships that prevailed historically up to today.

Envision what reconciliation means and how education can be an important site for renewing the relationship.

Learn what it means to be an ally and think through concrete ways of contributing to social justice and positive change.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

Module Topics

You will explore the following topics in this module:

1.What is reconciliation?
2.What is reconciliation in Canada?
3.What are the key acknowledgements?
4.Principles for a renewed relationship.
5.Calls to Action.
6.Applying the Seven Grandfathers Teachings.
7.How to be an ally.
8.Suggested activities.

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