Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre
This paper discusses how the recent pandemic due to COVID-19 has reinforced the importance in the recognition, implementation and right to self-govern. This paper works to form proper connections between Indigenous communities and Crown jurisdictions, laws and levels of government. As we prepare for possible pandemics similar to COVID-19 and attempt to strengthen governance in times of distress, this paper serves as a jumping off point in the right to self-governance and reconciliation.
The series was drafted by Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kew, in collaboration with Indigenous leaders and experts in this area.