The Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations and ICTJ are pleased to invite you to attend:
Our Legacy Our Hope: Youth Perspectives on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, a side event to the Eleventh Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues film screening and panel discussion on youth involvement in indigenous truth-seeking measures.
Thursday, May 10th 2012 from 1:15 pm to 2:30pm
Hosted by the Permanent Mission of Canada (885 Second Avenue 14th Floor)
“Our Legacy Our Hope”, a mini-documentary filmed, scripted, and edited by Canadian youth, depicts the proceedings of the Canadian TRC’s Atlantic National Event from the perspective of intergenerational survivors of the IRS system. This short film will be presented by the student filmmakers and followed by a panel discussion examining the intergenerational legacies of indigenous rights violations and the importance, benefits, and challenges of active youth participation in transitional justice measures.
Eduardo Gonzalez, Director of the Truth and Memory Program at ICTJ
Broddi Sigurðarson, Social Affairs Officer, Division for Social Policy and Development, UN Program on Youth (to be confirmed)
Kendyl Silliboy, Youth filmmaker and student at Waycobah First Nation School, Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia
Marie Wilson, Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
A light lunch will be served. For catering and security purposes, please RSVP to Valerie Waters, firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than noon on Wednesday, May 9 2012.