Posts by Rose LeMay

When is an apology good enough?

When is an apology good enough? October 3, 2019 By Rose LeMay Hill Times September 23, 2019, Rose LeMay As most Canadians, I watched the brownface incident and response on September 18 and felt a range of emotions, from anger to grief. Racism is like that—it elicits such a range of emotions. The question is…

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Hill Times: the myth and opportunity of the Indigenous vote

It’s time we all demand that political platforms give attention to these systems in desperate need of change, so that Indigenous peoples need not fear the systems purported to help them. This is a time for allies—non-Indigenous Canadians—to
amplify the voices of Indigenous and demand some changes. It won’t be easy.

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A conversation on race and politics

What happens to democracy when the people in power don’t reflect the people they represent? The Hill Times’ managing editor Charelle Evelyn sits down with Independent MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Indigenous Reconciliation Group CEO Rose LeMay, and former Harper government senior adviser Alykhan Velshi Velshi for an inspiring, enlightening and challenging conversation about race and politics…

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Column in the CBA’s National

Rose LeMay was invited to write a column for the Canadian Bar Association’s The National.  It’s about knowledge and values of lawyers and law practitioners, see the full article here.

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At the BC Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

On June 5, Rose had the amazing opportunity to join the BC Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation’s all-staff event.  Many employees at this special ministry have worked for years here, which is a mark of consistently strong leadership.  The event was graced with dancers, a sign of the knowledge and understanding of the ministry…

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Indigenous women and girls go missing every day in this country

On May 5, Canadians will wear red in memory of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The facts are disturbing. There are 1,673,800 Indigenous peoples in Canada according to the 2016 Census. The RCMP’s last official tally notes 1,181 Indigenous women went missing or murdered between 1980 and 2012.  There are many discussions…

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What is new is not new: Why we need diversity in mental health

By Lisa Zimmerman, Manager of Equity Programs At a training program last summer, I was part of a cohort of professionals from various sectors, looking to better understand diversity and inclusion principles. At the end of the third day, we were asked to divide up and sit with others from our various professions in order to…

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Welcome Lisa Zimmerman to the IRG

As more and more Canadians choose to engage in conversations about reconciliation and advocate for Indigenous inclusion, the demand for our services continues to grow. As such, the Indigenous Reconciliation Group is pleased to welcome Lisa Zimmerman to the company as the Manager, Equity Programs. Lisa brings over 14 years of experience to her new…

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Sponsor of the First Nations Health Managers Association

The IRG was the platinum sponsor of the 2018 conference of the First Nations Health Managers Association (FNHMA). This partnership is important to us, for three reasons. This is the largest Indigenous health event in Canada, led by an Indigenous organization.  Indigenous experts share about best/wise practices in their community, real experience of health programming…

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Proud to support Tanya Talaga

With acknowledgement to Tanya Talaga. The Indigenous Reconciliation Group was honoured to support Anishnabe author Tanya Talaga who was selected for the 2018 Massey Lectures.  The CBC Massey Lectures is a partnership between CBC, House of Anasi Press and Massey College at the University of Toronto. This year’s lectures are also created in collaboration with the Toronto…

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