UBC Connects with Waneek Horn-Miller - The Wisdom of Reconciliation: A roadmap for multiculturalism

During her work for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Waneek Horn-Miller came to understand that if we are to embrace the true spirit of Indigenous reconciliation, we need to make it a way of life-a cornerstone of how we proceed as a multicultural society, and not a mere destination to be gained and forgotten.

In this important talk, the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) mother, activist, Olympian, and entrepreneur makes the case for fostering a collective culture of listening and dialogue; for extending empathy to those with different outlooks and not shying away from debate; and for applying solutions-based thinking rooted in shared aspirations.

She unpacks the hard but necessary work ahead of us to address societal wrongs, live in harmony, and heal those who need it most-no matter who they are or where they come from.

UBC Connects is presented by University of British Columbia President Santa J. Ono, in partnership with alumni UBC. The UBC Connects series is made possible with the generous support of the R & J Stern Family Foundation.

Recorded Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, UBC’s Vancouver campus. This recording was produced by the University of British Columbia and originally released on the the UBC Connects series website. We are pleased to be able to share it with you, our alumni and subscribers.