What does reconciliation mean to me?

Watch video submissions from the campus community, and add your own comments below

Painted Colourful mountains (ii’ taa’poh’to’p Indigenous UCalgary)

What's the project all about?

In response to the question, “What Does Reconciliation Mean to Me?” students, faculty and staff are invited to share reconciliation stories and commitments in a two-to-five-minute video.

May, 2021

Accepting video submissions until June 1, 2021.

June, 2021

Review of video submissions and contacting successful storytellers.


July, 2021

Videos will be uploaded to YouTube, then shared here, on the website.

Sept., 2021

Stories will be shared through an online screening event and, subsequently, videos will be offered as impactful teaching tools, both on and off campus.

Submit your Video!

Create your video in any format - just make certain it answers the quest:  "What does Reconciliation Mean to Me?", is three to five minutes in length, and addresses one of the themes of transforming knowing, doing, connecting or being. Examples are available below. Complete the media release form so we are able to share your creation and then submit the form and your video below.

Understanding Reconciliation



Woman reading canvas on wall (ii’ taa’poh’to’p Indigenous UCalgary)

Listening to, and learning from

Individual, private acts: Indigenous books – Indigenous films – Indigenous music

People on a stage sitting around an unlit campfire (ii’ taa’poh’to’p Indigenous UCalgary)

Walking with, and learning from

Public acts: Attendance at indigenous-led events (ex: Sisters in Spirit)

Large group of people, some holding red dresses (ii’ taa’poh’to’p Indigenous UCalgary)

Working with, and learning from

Complex relationship: Working on community projects designed by or with Indigenous peoples, or led by Indigenous peoples

Video Submission Gallery

Watch a video and then comment below!

Yvonne Poitras Pratt

Liza Lorenzetti Family Video

Elisa Lacerda-Vandenborn

Nyre Kirby

Ellen Perrault

Joan Farkas

Andrea Mann

Patricia Danyluk

Mick Elliott

Tiffany Prete

Isaac Malok

Rosemary Brown

Colleen Reilly

Ana Kolaric

Liza Lorenzetti

Chantai Minet

Roxanne Ferguson

Holly Lafont

Miriam Meir

Ava Danyluk

Amy Thompson

Let us know your thoughts after watching a video

The first 100 who submit positive responses to the videos will be gifted an orange t-shirt. These t-shirts will be available at the Werklund School of Education (Education Students Association office:  Education Tower 202B)

Orange Shirt Day t-shirt (ii’ taa’poh’to’p Indigenous UCalgary)

More information

In keeping with the Indigenous Strategy at the University of Calgary, this project and the videos submitted are a contemporary way to share narratives and commitments to reconciliation. Storytelling connects ways of knowing, doing and being, all of which are essential to move forward with our roles in reconciliation.