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The ‘reality’ of 2019 looks ‘a lot like Canada’s colonial past,’ says author Talaga

By Laura Ryckewaert      

'This is my challenge to you: you have the tools, you are in a sense armed, how will you make a difference?’ author Tanya Talaga asked attendees of the Broadbent Institute’s 2019 Progress Summit.

Award-winning author Tanya Talaga told attendees at the Broadbent Institute’s Progress Summit that they can start to help with the cause of Indigenous reconciliation by educating themselves on the topic. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

In an emotional talk at the Broadbent Institute’s 2019 Progress Summit, Toronto Star columnist and author Tanya Talaga challenged attendees to consider how they can make a difference in bringing about Indigenous reconciliation, and had some harsh words for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government.

Laura Ryckewaert

Laura Ryckewaert is a deputy editor at The Hill Times.
- lryckewaert@hilltimes.com


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