Osgoode Hall Law School has announced the establishment of a reconciliation fund to benefit indigenous initiatives at the school.
The fund has been created to expand on opportunities offered at the school for educating students on indigenous law and to create spaces for indigenous community life. The creation of the fund stems from the urgency for reconciliation with indigenous peoples, especially with the information brought to light by the release of 2015’s final report by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
“We realized, at the end of the day, why the rhetoric and the commitment in words have to be matched by deeds, and ultimately deeds turn on resources,” says Osgoode law dean, Lorne Sossin. “The fund is about committing resourses but really, to bring to life those commitments that were widely shared at the law school."