Gwich’in woman publishing guide to reconciliation for non-Indigenous Canadians

Published on CBC North

A Gwich’in woman from Inuvik plans to publish a guide to help non-Indigenous Canadians start along the path of reconciliation.

Crystal Fraser says the idea for the guide came out of interviews she did as part of the research for her PhD thesis on the history of residential schools in the Inuvik area. She has interviewed about 60 people in Aklavik, Tsiigehtchic, Fort McPherson and Inuvik.

Inspired by those voices, she decided to publish a special list for Canada 150 — a list of reconciliation acts any Canadian can do if they are ready to rethink their views about their Indigenous peers.

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