Advancing Reconciliation | Webinar, August 9

created: Aug 14, 2020

August 9 commemorates the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People – a day one small, local group chose to bring together three diverse, Indigenous leaders to share their knowledge and expertise in a much needed conversation about experiences of racism and discrimination in Calgary, and area.

The Human Rights & Discrimination Circle is a small, grassroots group working toward eradicating racial injustices and inequities. This Circle is part of a larger coalition – Calgary Indigenous Sharing Network (CISN) that is made up of local stakeholders and community members working together to meet community goals while honouring the diverse, collective voice of the Indigenous people of Mohkins’tsis, which we know as Calgary.

“I understand reconciliation in relation to who I am and where my ancestors came from” 

The purpose of the Advancing Reconciliation webinar is to explore practical ways to overcome systemic racism in personal, professional and organizational settings using the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP) and the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Calls to Action as the underpinning for rigorous review of institutional policies, procedures, practices and programs in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The Advancing Reconciliation webinar can be found HERE. and is part of an anti-racism project led by the Human Rights & Discrimination Circle supported by Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women AlbertaIndigenous Services of Canada, and Native Counselling Services of Alberta.


CISN is part of the Supporting Indigenous Sharing Network (SISN), a province-wide coalition led in Lethbridge, Calgary and Edmonton cities wanting to engage with urban Indigenous communities. These coalitions will share information, discuss current, emerging issues, identify local priorities and needs, continue with community planning and promote collaboration at the local levels.