Reconciliation and the Academy: Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences’ mission is to ‘convene an active network of scholarly associations and postsecondary institutions to promote dialogue on ideas and issues that are critical to the public and research communities.’ The Federation has adopted the Touchstones of Hope Principles and Processes to guide its work on reconciliation. In this framework, reconciliation is recognized as being a movement that must be built and sustained—it is not an event or a short term project. Building on the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, the Federation has announced its commitment to contribute to reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples. Their focus is on the crucial role that post-secondary education, the humanities and social sciences will play in the process of research, understanding and action towards reconciliation. In November 2015, the Federation hosted Wab Kinew in their ‘Big Thinking’ lecture series, and the video is available on their website.


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