Watch: Truth, reconciliation, and art’s ability to heal

Missed the talk? Watch the National Arts Centre’s panel on art and reconciliation right here

Royal Winnipeg Ballet.  Going Home Star.  Photograph by Rejean Brandt

Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Going Home Star. (Photograph by Rejean Brandt)

Canada’s conversation about truth and reconciliation took the stage at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre on Thursday, where an esteemed panel discussed the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s observation that art “has the extraordinary ability to heal.” Former prime minister Joe Clark introduced the event, which was moderated by Dr. Marie Wilson, Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Panellists included:

Rachael Maza, acclaimed Australian theatre director of Jack Charles V The Crown

Joseph Boyden, author of the award-winning novels Three Day Road and The Orenda

Read more about Going Home Star: Truth and Reconciliation here.

And here is Boyden on what comes after the TRC. (The hard part.)

John Estacio, JUNO award-nominated composer of I Lost My Talk

Watch a recording of that panel below.

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