UCN Hosts Successful Conference On Truth, Reconciliation And The Road To Wellness
April 11, 2018
University College of the North (UCN) was the sight of a two-day conference focusing on truth and reconciliation. The 2nd annual event took place at UCN’s Thompson Campus as well as the wellness centre located in the Thompson Regional Community Centre.
The focus was to learn more about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action and how people and systems are responding. People were invited to come listen, learn and share.
Two high profile guests were invited to speak.; Chief Wilton Littlechild, former Commissioner of the TRC and newly appointed Senator, Mary Jane McCallum, a member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation.
Sharon McKay is UCN’s Executive Director of its Aboriginal Knowledge and Culture Division and was a co-chair of the conference. Ms. Mckay said “We are extremely pleased with the participation of over 300 delegates at the Truth, Reconciliation and the Road to Wellness conference hosted by UCN. Our committee secured a number of partners to present at our conference and the information was well received on where their organizations were as it relates to the Calls to Action and the Road to Wellness. We look forward to bringing more partners next year and to provide our updates on the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action. We move forward in a collective manner giving each feedback, listening to new approaches and welcoming new insights.”
Registered conference attendees included students, teachers, instructors, faculty, and administrators along with community organizations and residential school survivors.
For more information, please contact:
Jim Scott, Director
Department of Communications
University College of the North