True reconciliation can only be achieved when it exists in the hearts and minds of every Canadian. Why that matters is related to Canada’s heart-wrenching history of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Sophie Kiwala was the former MPP for Kingston and the Islands where she served as the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, Children and Youth, and Tourism Culture and Sport. She served on numerous committees while in office including General Government, Estimates, Ontario Legislative Assembly, and she was the Chair of the Cabinet Committee on Jobs and Economic Policy. She has a long history of service to Kingstonians through her work in federal politics as well where she was the Office Manager to the Speaker of the House of Commons, Honourable Peter Milliken, and the Chief of Staff to Hon. Milliken’s successor, MP Ted Hsu. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.