The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations are a foundational piece of our country’s shared history but seven years since its release, what meaningful action has taken place in philanthropy to ensure justice for Indigenous communities? As funding disparities persist and old models of giving perpetuate our past relations, how can we move forward from the rhetoric of reconciliation to true reciprocity? A future that goes beyond equity to sovereignty where Indigenous communities determine their own unique solutions.
Up first is an engaging presentation from Lindsay (Swooping Hawk) Kretschmer, who weaves her personal narrative with that of our nation’s history to ground us in the present reality of the urban Indigenous experience. Following that, she’ll be joined in discussion with three powerful leaders (read their bios below) who are all working to re-imagine philanthropy with bold new ideas on how Indigenous values can inform (and transform) our sector.
Join us for this event where we continue to deepen our understanding of the roots of Indigenous Peoples on this land, and learn how we can shift from the consequences of colonization to the promise of a new reciprocal relationship with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples.
This event is held in partnership with Philanthropic Foundations Canada.