The Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Bill C-15 Online Learning Event

Date(s) - May 4, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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An online conversation with the Honourable Murray Sinclair, Dr. Marie Wilson, and Chief Wilton (Willie) Littlechild

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Registration is limited. The event can also be viewed without registration: livestream at

On Tuesday May 4 at 7:00 pm (EDT), there will be a learning event: “The Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Bill C-15,” sponsored by Faith in the Declaration, a coalition of Canadian faith houses and faith organizations working together to support the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights ofIndigenous Peoples.

The three Commissioners of The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) will discuss the relationship of the TRC and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and how that brings us now to Bill C-15 (“An Act respecting UNDRIP”). They will be asked how they envision Bill C-15 as the extension of their work with the TRC and whether this is the next chapter in the reconciliation journey. There will be reference to the Calls to Actions that are directed to faith bodies and next steps on the journey of reconciliation beyond Bill C-15.


  • Honourable Murray Sinclair, an Anishinaabe and a member of the Peguis First Nation. He is a Fourth Degree Chief of the Midewiwin Society, a traditional healing and spiritual society of the Anishinaabe Nation responsible for protecting the teachings, ceremonies, laws, and history of the Anishinaabe. He graduated from law school in 1979, was the first Indigenous Judge appointed in Manitoba and Canada’s second. He served as Chief Commissioner of Canada’s Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He retired from the Bench and was appointed to the Senate in 2016.
  • Dr. Marie Wilson, a Commissioner of the historic Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (2009-2015), has been an award-winning journalist, trainer, federal and territorial executive manager, high school teacher in Africa, university lecturer, and consultant.
  • Chief Wilton (Willie) Littlechild, A Cree lawyer, former member of Parliament and former Grand Chief of the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations, former member of Parliament and Commissioner to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

The event will be in English with simultaneous French translation.

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