Speaking My Truth: Reflections on Reconciliation and Residential School

home_AHFcoverSpeaking My Truth: Reflections on Reconciliation and Residential Schools reflects upon the lived and living experiences and legacies of residential schools and, more broadly, reconciliation in Canada. The book is now available in English, French and Inuktitut. Acclaimed veteran broadcast-journalist and host of The Next Chapter on CBC Radio Shelagh Rogers joins series editors Mike DeGagné and Jonathan Dewar to present these selected reflections, in reader format.

To order copies of the book free of charge for yourself and others, or to learn more, please visit the following website:


Get your copy today!


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Future of Reconciliation

Check out Dr. Pauline Wakeham’s response to the following question Western News asked 40 Western Researchers in celebration of the newspaper’s 40th anniversary:

What are 40 things we need to know about the next 40 years?

Future of reconciliation


The Nah Duh Mah Duh Win committee commends Dr. Wakeham for her continued support and commitment to addressing the history and continued impacts of colonialism and for sharing why truth and reconciliation should matter to all of us.


Visit the Woodland Cultural Center

TheNah duh mah duh win committee is organizing another day trip to visit the Woodland Cultural Centre  in Brantford, Ontario on Friday December 7, 2012 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. The purpose of this trip is to give individuals an opportunity to engage in a process of remembering and begin to undertake a deeply critical and reflective re-examination of history and themselves. Upon arrival you will receive a guided tour of the Woodland Cultural Center and the Mohawk Institute, the former residential school that houses the Woodland Cultural Center. Registration  is $20.00  This fee covers your admission, transportation, and lunch. Two pick up locations will be arranged within the city of London.

Registration information and payment options are available online by using session code  J3QLWGV



For more information, contact Sarah Burm at nahduhmahduhwin@gmail.com

Why It Matters To Me: Reta Van Every speaks at London’s City Symposium

On October 12, 2012, the Nah duh mah duh win committee’s  Reta Van Every spoke at City Symposium’s, How to Make a City Awesome. Reta spoke with bravery as she shared her personal story of being a residential school survivor and why the work of building community capacity around the history and legacy of residential schools matters to her. To see Reta’s presentation, please click on the link below:


A big thank you to Reta for sharing this. You resilency and hard work continues to inspire all of us who are working for social change.