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Yesterday I wrote a piece, about my experiences volunteering for the TRC, and my extreme awe at the amount of courage and strength that was required for these survivors to come forward and share their stories. Many of these stories were shared in the hope of reconciliation. Last week Don Iveson, the Mayor of the host city of the final TRC, publicly proclaimed the next year as a year of Reconciliation.
That word Reconciliation, has been a lovely buzz word thrown about lately, but what does it really mean? To be frank it is a personal term. One that can get muddy and be casually inserted into discussions until it loses all meaning. The word reconciliation to me means, a loving respectful relationship that stems out of mutual knowledge and understanding. Which we are obviously not there yet. Last week the phrase “Truth before Reconciliation”…
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