A New Year’s resolution for Reconciliation in Canada

January 10, 2019

“While progress has been made on many fronts, Indigenous people are still at the negative end of most socio-economic indicators,” writes Kory Wilson, executive director of Indigenous Initiatives and Partnerships at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. The author writes that despite the enormity of the social challenges, there is still reason for hope. Wilson outlines the efforts made by BCIT, which include the signing of the Indigenous Education Protocol of Colleges and Institutes Canada, and enriching its campus through Indigenous wisdom, knowledge, and traditions. “I ask that this year all Canadians make a renewed pledge to reconciliation — in your hearts, in your homes, in your workplaces,” Wilson concludes. “Ask yourself what you can do to make your community better and how you can be a partner in reconciliation.” BCIT (BC)