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April 26, 2022 by Speakers' Spotlight

The Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould Explores Path to True Reconciliation in New Book

From her time as a leader of British Columbia’s First Nations, as a Member of Parliament, and as the Minister of Justice and Attorney General, there is one question Canadians have asked the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould more than any other — What can I do to help advance reconciliation?

This is the question Jody seeks to answer in her new book, True Reconciliation: How to Be a Force for Change. Available November 8, 2022, it is a groundbreaking and accessible roadmap to advancing true reconciliation across Canada — something Jody believes is self-evident, accessible, and achievable for all individuals and organizations.

True Reconciliation is broken down into three core practices — learn, understand, and act. Each is reflective of the historical and contemporary experience of Indigenous peoples in their efforts to effect transformative change and decolonization, while providing deep understanding and expertise about what has been effective in the past, what we are doing right and wrong today, and what our collective future requires.

Throughout the book, Jody shares her voice and experience alongside others. She also included a planning guide to help readers translate words into action, and contribute to building new patterns of just and harmonious relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples at all levels of society.

The ultimate goal of True Reconciliation is to break down the silos we’ve created that prevent meaningful change, be empowered to increasingly act as “inbetweeners,” and take full advantage of this moment in our history to positively transform the country into a place we can all be proud of.

“From coast-to-coast-to-coast — in various ways and more than ever before — Canadians are wanting to play their part in moving towards true reconciliation with Indigenous peoples,” Jody said in a statement published by the CBC.

“This book is about helping change a conversation that has become unnecessarily complicated. We have the solutions, and we know what needs to be done.”

Jody is also the author of “Indian” in the Cabinet, which became a #1 national bestseller, and From Where I Stand: Rebuilding Indigenous Nations for a Stronger Canada.

As a keynote speaker, Jody shares her unique perspective as both a community and political leader on topics such as Indigenous rights and reconciliation, democracy and governance, leadership, and justice.

True Reconciliation is available on November 8, 2022. Interested in learning more about Jody and what she can bring to your next event? Email us at [email protected].