I would like to thank everyone who attended Leslie Anne St. Amour's Webinar on September 30.
When she first approached me with the idea, I told her that I thought it would be a success if we could get 50 attendees.
We ended up with over 300 people in attendance for most of the webinar and over 400 people registered.
I cannot thank Leslie Anne enough for donating her time to organize and present on Canada's First National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
The Webinar can now be viewed on demand here: https://vimeo.com/623954879 with the password: september30. We would ask anyone who wishes to watch the video to consider making a donation to Aboriginal Legal Services. The link to donate can be found here: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/aboriginal-legal-services-inc/
Leslie Anne regularly shares reconciliation, Indigenous law and environmental law related updates via email. If you would like to receive these regular newsletters, please register here: https://forms.office.com/r/u4ysMXCX9v
Thank you for attending, your donations to ALS and your interest in learning more about taking action on reconciliation. I know that I personally learned a lot and that our firm will be working on our reconciliation plan over the next couple of months. Our reconciliation plan will focus both on the calls to action for the justice sector and the sports sector (where many of your clients operate).
I also personally have committed to enhance my own learning on Canada's Indigenous peoples. I am embarrassed that I learned very little about this history while in high school or while studying history as an undergraduate student. The commitments that I have made for myself and our firm are below. I am currently on the third module of the University of Alberta's free "Indigenous Canada" course and have already learned quite a bit that I did not know about the impact that the fur trade and early settler contact had on Canada's Indigenous populations. Please hold me, and us, accountable as we continue to learn as a firm.