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Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux

sākihiwē x CARE discussions

By Alan Greyeyes | June 29, 2021

Tags: Calls to Action | National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation | Reconciliation | Truth and Reconciliation Commission

We're working with the newly formed Canadian Artists for Reconciliation and Education (CARE) group to help non-Indigenous artists and music professionals figure out what they can do to challenge stereotypes and make Canada a safe place for Indigenous people.

The first discussion features Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux and Ry Moran, who played integral roles in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

Wab Kinew, author of the award winning #1 national bestseller, The Reason You Walk: A Memoir, is our second guest speaker and we're working on one more to round out the series.

Each panel will go live on Zoom and attendance is free with registration. We'll also be posting each discussion on our YouTube channel afterwards.

Watch the first discussion today. Topics include:
• Land acknowledgements
• Maintaining momentum when the news cycle changes direction
• The importance of being anti-racist
• Celebrating Canada Day
• The role for music in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action

Follow us on YouTube to receive a notification for the second and third discussions here.

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Music Manitoba would like to acknowledge the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, and the Winnipeg Arts Council for their financial support of the sākihiwē festival's outreach programming.