We Are All Treaty People




Reflections on Truth and Reconciliation: From Argentina to Canada

  • June 16, 2017 7:30 pm - 9 pm
  • Station 20 West, Saskatoon SK

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Free public keynote by: Patricia Erb (President & CEO, Save the Children Canada) & Conrad Prince (Director, Indigenous & Canadian Programs – Save the Children Canada). Hosted by the Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation (SCIC)

In 1976, Patricia Erb was a student leader and social activist in Buenos Aires. At 19, Patricia was imprisoned, held captive for four weeks and tortured at a secret army site called Campo de Mayo. That same year (1976) Conrad Prince was put up for his second adoption at the age of two. Conrad and his siblings were among more than 20,000 Indigenous children who as part of the Sixties Scoop were apprehended and placed with white families. Under Patricia’s leadership, Save the Children has established an Indigenous Advisory Circle, developed a Relationship Framework and has nurtured new and expanding partnerships with Indigenous children and communities.

Patricia and Conrad will share their personal journeys – Patricia will share her thoughts on the power and challenge of Truth, Memory and Justice and reflect on the time this journey has taken for her and for the people of Argentina. Conrad will reflect on what are the first steps along Canada’s path of reconciliation and together they will discuss what lessons can be learned from other Truth and Reconciliation processes and what Canada must learn on its own to achieve ours.