Our live political panel series returns this month! Rejoin rabble.ca on September 22, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. ET for “Off the Hill: What reconciliACTION looks like.”

This month, we reflect on truth and reconciliation, ahead of National Truth and Reconciliation Day (or Orange Shirt Day) on September 30.

This month, join guest MPs Leah Gazan, Georgina Lazore and Breanne Lavallée-Heckert and co-hosts Robin Browne and Libby Davies. They will discuss how Indigenous peoples exercise their sovereignty on a daily basis, concrete ways settlers can support Indigenous peoples in their communities, and what actions need to be taken at the federal and provincial levels to bring about meaningful change.

Register in advance for this free event via Zoom to interact and share your comments and questions with the panelists.

And mark your calendar for Off the Hill at September 22, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Off the Hill is a fast-paced live series that focuses on current issues of national importance. It features guests and a discussion you won’t find anywhere else, centered on the impact of politics and policies on people. Our series focuses on how to bring about incremental change in national politics – on and off the hill.

Our panel will deconstruct truth and reconciliation

Robin Browne is the co-host of Off the Hill. Robin is a communications professional and co-manager of the 613-819 Black Hub, living in Ottawa. His blog is The “true” north.

Libby Davies is the co-host of Off the Hill and the author of Outside In: a political memoir. She was the MP for Vancouver East from 1997 to 2015 and is the former Deputy Leader of the NDP and House Leader.

Lea Gazan is the MP for Winnipeg Centre. She is currently the NDP Critic for Children, Families and Social Development, as well as Critic for Women and Gender Equality and Deputy Critic for Housing. Leah is a member of the Wood Mountain Lakota Nation, located in Saskatchewan, Treaty 4 territory.

Breanne Lavallée-Heckert is research director at Indigenous Climate Action. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Rights from the University of Winnipeg. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in civil law and a doctorate in law from McGill University. Breanne is a Michif woman of colonial German ancestry from Red River and Treaty 1 territory. Her Michif family is from the Métis community of St. Ambroise, Manitoba.

Georgina Lazore east of the Ts’kw’alaxw First Nation which is located at the tip of the Secwepemc (Shuswap) and St’at’imc (Lillooet) territory. She currently resides in Cornwall, Ontario with her husband, five children and eight grandchildren. Lazore works as a respite counselor and was recently elected to the board of the local Children’s Aid Society in Cornwall. She is the first generation of five people who did not attend residential schools.