Jody Wilson-Raybould on True Reconciliation: How to Be a Force for Change

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Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Tue, Nov 8, 2022 7:00 PM


In her remarkable career as a Member of Parliament, Cabinet Minister, lawyer and advocate, there is one question that Canadians have asked Jody Wilson-Raybould more than any other: What can I do to help advance reconciliation? In True Reconciliation, this proven bridge builder, who served as Canada’s first indigenous Minister of Justice before she resigned from Cabinet in 2019, provides an accessible and achievable roadmap for how to get started.

Drawing on the historical and con­temporary experience of Indigenous peoples in their relentless efforts to effect transformative change, and on her deep understanding and expertise about what has been effective in the past, Wilson breaks down three core practices—Learn, Understand, and Act—that can be applied by individuals, communities, organiza­tions, and governments.

An essential resource for Canadians of all backgrounds, and a highly readable “oral” history of these lands we share, told through both Indigenous and non-Indigenous voices, True Reconciliation is a groundbreaking guide to breaking down the silos that prevent meaning­ful change, and taking full advantage of this moment in our history to positively transform Canada into a place we can all be proud of.

Moderated by best-selling author and journalist Elizabeth Renzetti.

Presented in partnership with Penguin Random House Canada.

Jody Wilson-Raybould's new book will be available to purchase at the event via our partners Another Story Bookshop.

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