CHAIM Chats is a podcast facilitated by the CHAIM Centre at Carleton University. The CHAIM Centre facilitates engagement across disciplines and sectors. Our goal is to advance Canadian health research and its application to health care accessibility and programs. The Centre’s activities focus primarily on communication, networking, and outreach to facilitate health research partnerships and knowledge mobilization.
Truth and Reconciliation
This episode will focus on the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission process and the final report brought awareness of the atrocities that occurred in Indian Residential Schools. Six years later, the uncovering of the mass graves at these sites brought this issue to the forefront of the Canadian media but only served as a painful reminder to Indigenous Peoples. Non-Indigenous people and allies have been coming to terms with the history of this land currently known as Canada, and how they can better educate themselves moving forward. In this episode, we reflect on the first-ever National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, learn the story behind it, and explore the role non-Indigenous allies have in promoting healing and reconciliation.