Presentation by Janelle Delorme

Hosted by Canada’s History Society

Posted July 14, 2022
This presentation is in French.

Canada’s National History Society was honoured to present the 14th Canada’s History Forum and to bring together educators, Indigenous leaders, researchers, and community members for a conversation about truth and reconciliation. Featuring award-winning educators and researchers from across Canada, this event highlighted community-based projects that exemplify meaningful and tangible acts of reconciliation.

This presentation by Janelle Delorme was part of the 14th Canada's History Forum, “Called to Act: Truth, Reconciliation, and Collaboration,” on June 4, 2022.

Janelle Delorme is a francophone Red River Métis activist, drum carrier and popular education specialist from St-Boniface / Treaty 1 territory. Janelle’s reconciliation journey began more than 10 years ago having participated in the ReconciliACTION program at Université de St-Boniface (2011-2013). She is a sought-out speaker and workshop facilitator on reconciliation and has facilitated hundreds of KAIROS Blanket Exercises. In June 2021, Janelle organised the placing of 215 ribbons on the walkway at the St. Boniface Cathedral after the first announcements of unmarked graves at a residential school site in Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc (Kamloops). Noticing a lack of French content on Indigenous perspectives, she created and hosts the French podcast “Chronique RéconciliACTION”. Janelle was recently honoured with a 2022 Champion of Indigenous Education Award by Full Circle for Indigenous Education. She was also honoured with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.

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