Lori Sokoluk has over 20 years of professional experience working on Aboriginal issues and with Aboriginal communities in the private, public and non-profit sectors, including 10 years working in the federal and provincial public service in both program and policy areas. She has a strong understanding of the socio-economic challenges facing Aboriginal peoples and extensive and specialized knowledge of the historical, legal and political context of Aboriginal peoples’ experience(s) in Canada. As a Cree/Métis woman who grew up in urban centres, she is passionate about creating space for Aboriginal-led and culturally-based solutions that are grounded in community development and strength-based approaches that recognize the diverse and distinct perspectives of the many Aboriginal peoples living in urban centres.
September 30, 2021 marked the first year that the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation was observed in Canada as a federal statutory holiday. This public commemoration of the continuing legacy of Canadian colonialism, while also honoring of children...