TRC commissioner Marie Wilson reflects on years of bearing witness – The StarPhoenix
Nov 29, 2022
Wilson talked about what it means to be a witness at the Wîcihitowin Indigenous Engagement Conference in Saskatoon on Tuesday.
Marie Wilson remembers the beginning of the Truth and Reconciliation commission’s work, more than a decade ago.
“We had to get going quickly, because survivors were — rightly — losing hope that anything was ever going to happen,” she said. “So we had to get ourselves out there.”
Early in the process, she recalls many discussions about witnessing the future — what it would mean to truly hear, understand and care for survivors’ stories during the course of the commission and beyond.
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