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Reconciliation: Power, Promise and the Pathway Forward

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MacEwan University

10700 104 Avenue Northwest

CN Theatre, 5-142

Edmonton, AB T5J 4S2

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The Sustainability 201 Speaker Series invites Edmontonians to a frank conversation with Miranda Jimmy about where we have come as a community to understanding the truth of our past, realizing its impacts on today’s relationships with Indigenous Peoples, and reconciling this disconnect for the benefit of our current and future generations.

As Senator Murray Sinclair told Canadians at the close of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission “ We have described for you a mountain. We have shown you the path to the top. We call upon you to do the climbing.” Since the final report of the TRC over two years ago, Canadians have been climbing… or have we? Edmontonians are invited to a frank conversation about where we have come, as a community, to understand the truth of our past, realizing its impacts on today’s relationships with Indigenous Peoples, and reconciling this disconnect for the benefit of our current and future generations. Miranda Jimmy will remind us of the promises made, the commitments that need to be honoured, and the work we all can do to make it happen. As Canadians begin to think about the next 150 years of our nationhood, let’s all take a moment to reflect on where we have come from and how far we still need to go.

What does reconciliation at MacEwan mean to you?

kihew waciston Indigenous Centre and MacEwan community come together and create art, poems, stories, etc. on the theme “Reconciliation at MacEwan.” Your work can be published in our upcoming zine that will be available to the MacEwan and Edmonton community.

Starting at 6pm materials will be available. All are welcome to contribute!

About the presenter

Miranda Jimmy, Co-Founder, RISE - Reconciliation in Solidarity Edmonton

Miranda Jimmy is a passionate Edmontonian and member of Thunderchild First Nation. She is an active community leader and dedicated to making our city a better place for everyone. Miranda’s professional life has focused on contributing to her community in a variety of ways. She has made a career in the not-for-profit sector and currently, Miranda is the Program Manager with the Edmonton Heritage Council. Outside of work, she is a Trustee with the Edmonton Public Library Board and a member of the City Council Initiative on Public Engagement. Miranda is currently an Avenue Magazine Top 40 Under 40, being recognized for her work with RISE – Reconciliation in Solidarity Edmonton, an inclusive group promoting reconciliation in actions and words that she co-founded in 2015.

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