Reconcile: Everyday Conversations

Reconcile: Everyday Conversations
Since the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) work across Canada and the TRC Calls to Action, all Canadians have been challenged to join the journey of reconciliation. Due to this call we have seen the term reconciliation become increasingly popu…

9: Leonard Doell
Dec 20, 2018 • 29 min
Leonard Doell speaks about the work he has done to bring about reconciliation between the Young Chippewayan’s, a landless band, and Mennonite and Lutheran farmers over a 40 years period.
8: Jacqueline Block
Dec 15, 2018 • 19 min
“If we are going to offer reconciliation to the world, we need to offer space. Space to reconcile ourselves to God and space to reconcile to ourselves”.
7: Greg Wiens
Dec 6, 2018 • 18 min
Reconciliation is “telling each other your stories, making space for others to hear stories, and to find commonality together”.
6: Ben Borne
Dec 1, 2018 • 21 min
Ben talks about understanding how his own identity and reconciliation are connected by speaking of the realities of growing up denying his Indigenous heritage and the journey he has been on to reclaim this part of himself.
5: Florence Driedger
Nov 23, 2018 • 24 min
“Reconciliation can be very life giving but it is not always easy”.
4: Dave Feick
Nov 16, 2018 • 17 min
“Our prisons today are very much the residential schools of yesterday. We are still finding ways to oppress people, we are trying to make them fit into a certain type of mold that society wants. And it’s just not working.”
3: Spurgeon and Keziah Root
Nov 9, 2018 • 27 min
“For some people this might be disheartening because it seems like a never-ending task. But on the other hand, it can take some of the pressure off because there is no deadline. Just keep going.”
2: Sarah Buhler
Nov 2, 2018 • 17 min
“Reconciliation is about acknowledging the past harms and coming to terms with that history but also figuring out how we can create justice for Indigenous communities in the present.” Sarah Buhler
1: Tara Anderson
Nov 1, 2018 • 27 min
One woman’s reflection on how her understanding of reconciliation moved from a biblical perspective to a call for social action.