Process Documentation for the Truth and Reconciliation Summit – Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity | 2016

Sectors: Arts

Countries: Canada

Client: Global Affairs Canada (GAC)

On Saturday, October 29th, 2016 the Banff Centre  launched the Banff Truth and Reconciliation Summit.The Centre, itself located on Treaty 7 territory - the sacred and traditional lands for Stoney Nakoda, Blackfoot and Tsuut’ina Nations - hosted the day-long conversation between important national figures in the Truth & Reconciliation process and local Bow Valley community residents. The Summit was to make space for participants to learn about and respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action. Through a combination of inspiring keynotes and small group conversations, organizers wanted to see participants move ideas and expressions of concern about the dark history of Canada’s relationship with Aboriginal Peoples into commitments to act, at home, at work, and out and about in the community. 

In a report prepared for the Centre, PlanNET consultants capturedkey messages of the keynote addresses and experiences of thought leaders already working through their commitments to the Calls for Action.The document also summarized participant commitments emerging from the Summit conversations.