March 29, 2022 8 PM ET



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Dr. Sheri McKinstry – Reconciliation in Dentistry from an Indigenous Perspective

In 2008, the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, made a Statement of Apology to former students of Indian Residential Schools on behalf of the Government of Canada. He apologized for the Indian Residential Schools that separated over 150,000 Aboriginal children from their families, traditions and cultures, to assimilate them into the dominant culture. In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) released the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada that heard from more than 6,000 witnesses, revealing that children were abused, not only physically and sexually, but also mentally and spiritually, and they died in the schools in numbers that would not have been tolerated in any school system anywhere in the country, or in the world. This session will help introduce what is reconciliation, why it is important, and what role the Canadian dental community plays in the Indigenous Canadian social justice discourse.

RCDC Fellow/Member – FREE
Non-member – $50 (proceed to register and an invoice will be sent in a separate email)



Dr. Sheri McKinstry

Saskatoon, Sask.


Dr. Alyssa Hayes

Ottawa, Ont.