Sonnet L’Abbé: LXXXIV (Calls 1 − 17)

Wihtamok. This commission’s report is in the public domain. It says almost as much as our eyes, which can say more than this. To repair, Canada, the past residential internment strategies that you alone are guilty of, ninety-four bids: One, fewer of our children in governments’ care. Two, collect and publish findings, yearly, on kids…read more

Jennifer Bonder: Decolonizing the Mind – Indigenous Knowledge in the University

The Truth and Reconciliation report had 94 recommendations, including mandating Aboriginal studies for Canadian students from kindergarten through grade 12. But what about educating Canadians at the post-secondary level? Beginning next fall, undergraduate students at the University of Winnipeg and Lakehead University will be required to take an Indigenous culture or history course before graduating. This has prompted debates…read more

Caleb Holden: Why a New Royal Proclamation Needs a New Treaty of Niagara

The Walter Gordon Symposium is an annual conference co-hosted by the School of Public Policy and Governance and Massey College. In the lead up to the 2016 Walter Gordon Symposium, students, speakers, faculty, and community members are invited to share their reflections on the theme of reconciliation between Canada and its Indigenous Peoples in the…read more

Conference Schedule

Walter Gordon Symposium on Public Policy March 22-23, 2016 This year’s Walter Gordon Symposium will explore the policy behind reconciliation between Canada and Indigenous peoples in the aftermath of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. More specifically, the symposium will examine Recommendation 45 of the Calls to Action: a royal proclamation that would mark a new…read more

Jessica Kras: What Does Reconciliation Mean To Me? A Reflection on Land, Sovereignty, and the Role of the Courts

The Walter Gordon Symposium is an annual conference co-hosted by the School of Public Policy and Governance and Massey College. In the lead up to the 2016 Walter Gordon Symposium, students, speakers, faculty, and community members are invited to share their reflections on the theme of reconciliation between Canada and its Indigenous Peoples in the…read more

Welcome

The Walter Gordon Symposium, founded in 2006, is an annual conference organized by Massey College and the School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Toronto. This year’s  symposium is organized in partnership with the University of Toronto’s First Nations House and Hart House, under the theme “Restoring Respectful Relationships:  Designing a Royal Proclamation of Reconciliation.”

Sonnet L’Abbé: LXXXIV (Calls 1 − 17)

Wihtamok. This commission’s report is in the public domain. It says almost as much as our eyes, which can say more than this. To repair, Canada, the past residential internment strategies that you alone are guilty of, ninety-four bids: One, fewer of our children in governments’ care. Two, collect and publish findings, yearly, on kids…read more

Jennifer Bonder: Decolonizing the Mind – Indigenous Knowledge in the University

The Truth and Reconciliation report had 94 recommendations, including mandating Aboriginal studies for Canadian students from kindergarten through grade 12. But what about educating Canadians at the post-secondary level? Beginning next fall, undergraduate students at the University of Winnipeg and Lakehead University will be required to take an Indigenous culture or history course before graduating. This has prompted debates…read more

Caleb Holden: Why a New Royal Proclamation Needs a New Treaty of Niagara

The Walter Gordon Symposium is an annual conference co-hosted by the School of Public Policy and Governance and Massey College. In the lead up to the 2016 Walter Gordon Symposium, students, speakers, faculty, and community members are invited to share their reflections on the theme of reconciliation between Canada and its Indigenous Peoples in the…read more

Conference Schedule

Walter Gordon Symposium on Public Policy March 22-23, 2016 This year’s Walter Gordon Symposium will explore the policy behind reconciliation between Canada and Indigenous peoples in the aftermath of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. More specifically, the symposium will examine Recommendation 45 of the Calls to Action: a royal proclamation that would mark a new…read more

Welcome

The Walter Gordon Symposium, founded in 2006, is an annual conference organized by Massey College and the School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Toronto. This year’s  symposium is organized in partnership with the University of Toronto’s First Nations House and Hart House, under the theme “Restoring Respectful Relationships:  Designing a Royal Proclamation of Reconciliation.”