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Honouring National Day for Truth and Reconciliation


Québec City


September 29, 2022

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A Conversation with Jesse Wente, Broadcaster, Indigenous Advocate & Pop Culture Philosopher

In what promises to be a captivating discussion, Jesse Wente will discuss themes from his national bestselling book, “Unreconciled: Family Truth and Indigenous Resistance”. Using stories from his life and his family’s history, Jesse takes stock of the current state of truth and reconciliation in Canada, the challenges that exist to achieving both truth and reconciliation and what can be done to genuinely advance these goals. Using his experience advocating for and creating space for First Nation, Inuit and Métis people in the arts sector, Jesse will explore how law firms, the legal profession, and the business community can create meaningful change for Indigenous people, and for themselves. Jesse will touch on themes of sovereignty and self-determination, systems change, and decolonization.

This moderated discussion is for those looking to take a deep dive into truth and reconciliation, are prepared to have their ideas challenged, and willing to face the challenges ahead.

Hosted and Moderated by John Brown, Legal & Strategic Advisor, Indigenous Initiatives, McCarthy Tétrault 

McCarthy Tétrault is committed to our obligations under the Calls to Action set out by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. To learn more about our commitment click here.

This program qualifies for up to 1.5 hours of credit under the mandatory education regimes in British Columbia and Ontario and specifically counts towards Ethics/EDI Professionalism requirements. McCarthy Tétrault LLP has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the Law Society of Ontario.

Barreau du Québec Continuing Education: We have submitted this program for recognition as a regular eligible educational activity. Three hours of Ethics/Professionalism must be completed directly through the Barreau du Québec.



3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (ET)
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (MT)
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (PT)

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