The Jewish case for Indigenous truth and reconciliation

An attendee at the rally for the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Ottawa on Sept. 30, 2021. (Photo by Mike Gifford/Flickr Creative Commons)

On the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Canadians have an opportunity to reflect on the brutal history and treatment of Indigenous people in the country. What can the Canadian Jewish community do to work toward reconciliation with Indigenous people? Do we have a unique obligation to advocate for the cause?

To answer these questions, on this week’s episode of Bonjour Chai, The CJN’s weekly current affairs podcast, the hosts are joined by Deborah Corber, head of Corber Consulting, whose work has focused on government relations with the Indigenous community for more than 25 years.

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Bonjour Chai is hosted by Avi Finegold and Ilana Zackon. Michael Fraiman is the producer. Andrew Goulet is the technical producer. Our theme music is by Socalled. The show is a co-production from The Jewish Learning Lab and The CJN, and is distributed by The CJN Podcast Network. Find more great Jewish podcasts at