Sunday Forum: Why Reconciliation Fails Indigenous People and How to Fix It

Sun, Apr 10, 2022 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Sunday Forum featuring Bruce McIvor

In Sanctuary at UCV (949 W. 49th Ave.) or online at

Talk and Discussion with Bruce McIvor

Standoff: Why Reconciliation Fails Indigenous People and How to Fix It

Sunday, April 10th, 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. 


Join us Sunday April 10th for a forum and discussion with UCV Board Member and Author Bruce McIvor, who will discuss his timely and important new book “Standoff.” Books will be available for sale with all proceeds going to the work of the UCV congregation.

About the Book 

Faced with a constant stream of news reports of standoffs and confrontations, Canada’s “reconciliation project” has obviously gone off the rails. In this series of concise and thoughtful essays, lawyer and historian Bruce McIvor explains why reconciliation with Indigenous peoples is failing and what needs to be done to fix it.

Widely known as a passionate advocate for Indigenous rights, McIvor reports from the front lines of legal and political disputes that have gripped the nation. From Wet’suwet’en opposition to a pipeline in northern British Columbia, to Mi’kmaw exercising their fishing rights in Nova Scotia, McIvor has been actively involved in advising First Nation clients, fielding industry and non-Indigenous opposition to true reconciliation, and explaining to government officials why their policies are failing.

About the Author 

Dr. Bruce McIvor is recognized nationally and internationally as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in Aboriginal law. Bruce represents First Nations across Canada and teaches at the University of British Columbia’s Allard School of Law. His great-grandparents took Métis scrip at Red River in Manitoba. He is a member of the Manitoba Métis Federation.



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