Putting Reconciliation into Practice: Session 2

Date & Time

Thursday May 3, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location

The Wabano Centre

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The Public Policy Forum is offering a professional development opportunity exclusively for public service executives to explore in-depth how reconciliation with Indigenous peoples can be put into practice.

The sessions will be facilitated by a team of experienced moderators and involve presentations by leading experts including Indigenous leaders, discussion, critical thinking and interactive learning. The seminar series will focus on considering concrete policy solutions to some of the topical and important issues associated with the Indigenous agenda.

Session 2: Understanding and applying the government’s agenda

This session will explore the building blocks for reconciliation, such as Section 35 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, as well as examine the current legal framework and the new Principles Respecting the Government of Canada’s Relationship with Indigenous Peoples.

Putting Reconciliation into Practice: Session 2 Agenda
8:00 a.m. Introduction

 

Jocelyn Formsma, Facilitator

Karen Restoule, Moderator and Prime Ministers of Canada Fellow, Public Policy Forum

Opening Remarks

Gina Wilson, Deputy Minister, Status of Women Canada

8:45 a.m. What Is Reconciliation: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Moving Forward


Senator Murray Sinclair

9:45 a.m. Interactive “timeline exercise”


Jocelyn Formsma
, Facilitator

Karen Restoule, Moderator and Prime Ministers of Canada Fellow, Public Policy Forum

10.15 a.m. Break
10:35 a.m. Reconciliation and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples


Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild

11:35 a.m. Panel Discussion: The Principles Respecting the Government’s Relationship with Indigenous Peoples


Carla McGrath
, General Counsel, Department of Justice

Anne Lamar, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

12:15 p.m. About the Public Policy Forum


Julie Cafley
, Senior Vice President, Policy and Partnerships

12:20 p.m. Working Lunch – Implementation of The Principles Respecting the Government’s Relationship with Indigenous Peoples

Small group discussions facilitated by the PPF team

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