A special project from The Pigeon.

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Letter from

the editor

Tegwyn Hughes

This project was born out of a curiosity to explore some of the TRC's Calls to Action, how they have—or haven't—been implemented, and what Indigenous activists say still needs to be done.

How can you reconcile on stolen land?

Chezney Martin

Land Defenders at 1492 Land Back Lane say fighting injustice has impacted their perception of reconciliation.

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Arrested journalists, misrepresented conflicts

Maia Herriot

Canadian media continues to fail Indigenous stories and storytellers.

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Colonial institutions

Leila El Shennawy

Indigenous Ontario university admin and staff reflect on five years of reconciliation efforts.

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Repairing severed lines

Sophia Barkhouse

Canada's Indian Act severed female lines of descent—my grandmother broke the cycle.

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Resistance and reclamation

Kristy Frenken-Francis

Making space for two-spirit and LGBTQ+ Indigenous identities.

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Education for reconciliation

Meral Jamal

"Our children, our education, our way."

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For the Creator

Josh Kozelj

Lacrosse is more than just a game to the Standing Buffalo First Nation.

Credits

Producer: Tegwyn Hughes

Editors: Tegwyn Hughes, Maggie Gowland, and Pamoda Wijekoon

Writers: Chezney Martin, Sophia Barkhouse, Kristy Frenken-Francis, Maia Herriot, Josh Kozelj, Meral Jamal, and Leila El Shennawy

Art direction: Amelia Rankine and Celina Gallardo

Illustrators: Meky Ottawa, Celina Gallardo, and Amelia Rankine

Digital presentation: Tegwyn Hughes, Celina Gallardo, and Victor Ubaru

Copy editor: Jo Ramsay