Enhancing reconciliation with the Indigenous peoples in Canada

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Sectoral table D

This session will aim to reach beyond the symbolic acts of reconciliation by exploring innovative ways to redress the historic treatment of our indigenous peoples with a view to improving their lives and community and restore their cultural and spiritual traditions in a manner that enriches all Canadians.

  • Errol Mendes, Professor, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, University of Ottawa; President, International Commission of Jurists
  • Maurice SwitzerBnesi, Commissioner, The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)
  • Justice Harry S. LaForme, Ontario Court of Appeal
  • Chelsea Gabel, Assistant Professor, Indigenous Studies Program, McMaster University
  • (lead discussants) Jordan Lachler, Director, Canadian Indigenous Languages and Literacy Development Institute, University of Alberta, Ketchikan Indian Community, and Mike DeGagné, President and Vice Chancellor, Nipissing University
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