Lakehead creates Canada’s first chair in Truth and Reconciliation

October 5, 2016

Lakehead University will seek to advance the cause of reconciliation through the creation of what it says is the first chair for truth and reconciliation in Canada. The university has named its former vice-provost of Aboriginal initiatives, Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux, to the position. At a recent ceremony, Wesley-Esquimaux accepted the position by stating that “it’s time to lay down our anger and distrust and create the kind of relationship we can all be proud of.” In addition to advocating for healing in the Lakehead community and beyond, the role will see Wesley-Esquimaux serve as an ambassador for truth and reconciliation issues at the local, provincial, and national level. CBC | Lakehead