On the morning of Friday April 29th, Naomi and I joined with Cindy Lamoureux, Dougald Lamont and other staff and friends to attend the WISE (Women in Support of Equality) breakfast. The guest speaker was Kathleen Mahoney, the Chief Negotiator for the Assembly of First Nations for the Residential School Settlement and a major architect of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. She described the processes involved in both as well as providing background in Indigenous principles and their role in Canada moving forward. Below are photos, including three of slides from her presentation, one describing how the outcome was a win for survivors, the second describing how the outcome was a win for defendents and the third talking of the role of Indigenous legal principles as they were applied and as they are likely to play a role moving forward. . Lessons learned
On Friday April 29, Naomi and I attended a Rock Benefit Social at the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre to raise funds for Ukraine.