AGM delegates welcomed with open hearts and minds, Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, former Member of Parliament, lawyer, advocate, and leader among Canada’s Indigenous Peoples.
Honourable Wilson-Raybould shared her gratitude to public servants for being diligent workers who helped her accomplish the groundbreaking work during her time in different federal offices, and beyond.
In her address to delegates, Honourable WIlson-Raybould introduced herself in her cultural way by sharing her traditional, familial, and professional background. She then offered her thoughts and reflections on Canada’s journey to Truth & Reconciliation. She also challenged PIPSC members to critically reflect on their own world views, the world views of Indigenous Peoples, and how they manifest themselves in the spaces and the work we do.
The conversation with Honourable Wilson-Raybould was followed by a Q&A, where the topics of obstacles in Truth & Reconciliation in Canada, unions taking meaningful steps towards reconciliation, and the governance of First Nations in the country were addressed.
Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould is the bestselling author of three books, the political memoir “Indian” in the Cabinet: Speaking Truth to Power, which was a finalist for The Writers’ Trust Balsillie Prize for Public Policy and the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing; From Where I Stand: Rebuilding Indigenous Nations for a Stronger Canada; and, her most recent, True Reconciliation: How to Be a Force For Change.