Every year, the winter solstice offers an opportunity to take a well-deserved break, to look within ourselves and reflect. Like a bear hibernating in its den, we can use this time for introspection and reflection.
A First Revolution for the Ashukan Institute
For the team at the Ashukan Institute, the winter solstice also marks the end of a cycle as we celebrate the conclusion of our first year in business. Looking back, it is clear that the last few months have been rich in opportunities for dialogue and bridge-building regarding Indigenous issues and current events.
What events this year made you think or want to know more about the realities of First Peoples?
Here are our top 5 topics and events that created opportunities for dialogue: [IE2]
- The Pope's visit to Canada and the apology to First Nations and Inuit? for residential schools
- The conclusions of the report on forced sterilization of Indigenous women
- The unprecedented flourishing and success of many First Nations, Métis and Inuit artists
- Indigenous issues absent from the Quebec election campaign
- Two Canadian Human Rights Tribunal rulings finding systemic discrimination against Indigenous Peoples (one on insurance, the other on the (under)funding of police services)
Please share your thoughts with us!
So, what got you talking about Indigenous issues this year? Please share your thoughts with us by commenting on this article!