Exploring Economic Reconciliation virtual workshop, hosted by Anne Harding and Darren
Canada has a unique history that has been shaped by interactions between the First Peoples of this country and settlers. For many years, the full story of these interactions was not shared in our education systems. This general lack of awareness and understanding about the history and experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Canada has resulted in misunderstandings, biases, and lost opportunities to create a society in which all people have the opportunity to experience prosperity on their own terms.
Exploring Economic Reconciliation leads participants through an interactive conversation about the unique characteristics of the Indigenous economies that thrived prior to colonization, followed by a discussion of the impacts of colonization on those economies and how this part of Canada’s story has shaped where we are today. Participants are invited to consider how our economy might benefit from greater inclusion of Indigenous perspectives, and what we can all do as individuals to help advance greater Indigenous economic inclusion.