What does racism look like in Canada? In this web series called “First Things First,” Cindy Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, tells us the story of Jordan River Anderson and why she continues to fight the Canadian government to gain rights for Indigenous children.
Eddy Robinson is an educator on Indigenous issues. In this web series called “First Things First,” Robinson explains why asking “How Can I Help?” is not the right question.
In her university-level classes, Pam Palmater often sees students cry, get angry, or surprised at the realities of racism in Canada. In this web series called “First Things First,” Palmater explains how to handle emotions in difficult conversations.
Is hanging Indigenous art in an office “reconciliation?” In this web series called “First Things First,” Indigenous experts take a look at what it really means to reconcile after generations of systemic racism against Indigenous peoples.
Tim Fontaine, founder and “Editor-in-Grand-Chief” of Walking Eagle News and producer/host of APTN’s The Laughing Drum, shares five things you should know about Indigenous humour.
Part of the Transitional Justice Centre Speakers’ Series
How well do Canadians know Indigenous history? What role did treaties play in forming our country? Are the stories told through truth and reconciliation changing our understanding of Canadian history? Join a live, interactive roundtable of Indigenous community leaders, educators and advocates. Moderated by award-winning journalist Duncan McCue, host of Cross Country Checkup on CBC Radio.