Settlers, here are the questions leaders in reconciliation and decolonization want you to spend National Day for Truth and Reconciliation asking yourself

Leaders in philanthropy, advocacy, climate action, and more share big and tangible questions for settlers in the sector

Why It Matters

A majority of social purpose organizations are settler-led but work with and serve Indigenous people and communities every day. It’s imperative that these organizations meaningfully engage in decolonizing and embedding reconciliation principles into their work, to work with Indigenous communities in more informed and respectful ways.

This Thursday is the first ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. 

Many in Canada’s social impact sector will have the day off, with time to reflect and learn about what reconciliation means in their lives and work. With that in mind, Future of Good asked 10 leaders working in reconciliation and decolonization for questions they’d suggest their settler peers spend the day asking themselves. Here’s what they told us.

 

On transferring power

How are you giving up/transferring power to Indigenous youth, Nations, and organizations within your work?” asks Justin Wiebe, a partner at the Mastercard Foundation who works on supporting Indigenous youth and students. 

And Alejandro Mayoral Banos offers some difficult questions to gauge whether you’re genuinely ready for that transfer of power. “What does it mean to b

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