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Truth And Reconciliation

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Truth and reconciliation

Tribunals must take action to further the principles of truth and reconciliation and to understand the rights of Indigenous Peoples, including the principles reflected in:

Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

(UN General Assembly, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: resolution / adopted by the General Assembly, (2 October 2007), A/RES/61/295 (“UNDRIP”). Endorsed by Canada in 2016

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action address education:
# 57. We call upon federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal governments to provide education to public servants on the history of Aboriginal peoples, including the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal–Crown relations. This will require skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism.
Watch CCAT’s webinar, Advancing Truth and Reconciliation in the Tribunal Context: Practical Steps, May 20, 2021, with moderator Myrna McCallum, Justice Harry Laforme, Professor Sarah Morales, and Amber Prince

Watch CCAT’s webinar, Advancing Truth and Reconciliation in the Tribunal Context: Practical Steps, May 20, 2021, with moderator Myrna McCallum, Justice Harry Laforme, Professor Sarah Morales, and Amber Prince addressing

  • Core values of cultural competency and cultural safety
  • The need for Indigenous persons as staff and members of tribunals
  • Recruiting, hiring, and retaining Indigenous members and staff
  • Culturally safe processes, including trauma-informed practices
  • Making space for Indigenous laws and dispute resolution mechanisms

Click HERE to access the webinar recording.

See Learning Resources, which list some of the many resources available, including the CCAT Index.

 

Tribunals are taking steps. See Tribunal Efforts towards Truth & Reconciliation, which includes  information about the efforts of tribunals in relation to:

  • Cultural Competency
  • Diversity & Inclusion: Recruitment, Hiring & Retention
  • Indigenous Laws, Traditions & Dispute Resolution Practices
  • Community Engagement