VIU’s “Reconciliation Road” event series looks to engage, challenge Canadians on reconciliation

October 19, 2016

Vancouver Island University has announced the commencement of Reconciliation Road, a series of events and activities designed to support reconciliation between Canada’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples while also highlighting its challenges. “We face a great challenge as a nation; one that requires real courage and leadership from every Indigenous person and every Canadian,” says Douglas White, Director of VIU’s Centre for Pre-Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation. “We must, all of us together, change, grow, and bring into being a new version of our country that is built upon respect, recognition, justice and altruism.” The event series began with the launch of the Witness Blanket art installation at VIU and will continue into 2017. There are currently more than 20 events planned for the series, a full list of which is available on the Reconciliation Road website. VIU (Release) | Reconciliation Road