In this REDTalk titled "Reconciliation in the Era of Tragedy: Building a New Relationship for the Future," Dr. Michael DeGagné joins host Sandra Laronde for an engaging conversation about Indigenous modern history, working towards self-governance, the impact of residential schools, and what reconciliation means today.
DeGagné is the President and CEO of Indspire and former President and Vice Chancellor of Nipissing University. He is the first Indigenous president named to a public university in Canada, and his work at Nipissing University has been instrumental in the Indigenization of the post-secondary education sector in Canada. He is Anishinaabe from Animakee Wa Zhing 37 First Nation in Ontario.
Sandra Laronde is a highly accomplished arts leader, creator, and the Executive & Artistic Director of Red Sky Performance. She is Anishinaabe from Temagami in northern Ontario.