What does reconciliation mean to me?

Share your reconciliation story and commitment through video

Colourful mountains

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.


Accepting video submissions until JUNE 1.


Review of video submissions and contacting successful story-tellers.



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


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 question: “What Does Reconciliation Mean to Me?”, is two 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. 

We will be gifting a blanket (see images of the various styles below) and USB from The Imagination Group to the first 25 submissions.

Image of blue blanket
Blue and white blanket with moose image
Beige blanket
Multi-coloured blanket

Inspiration for your submission



Woman reading canvas on wall

Listening to, and learning from

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

People on a stage sitting around an unlit campfire

Walking with, and learning from

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

Large group of people, some holding red dresses

Working with, and learning from

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

Video examples

Yvonne Poitras Pratt

Liza Lorenzetti Family Video

Elisa Lacerda-Vandenborn

Patricia Danyluk

Mick Elliott

Liza Lorenzetti

Chantai Minet

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. Story-telling connects ways of knowing, doing and being, all of which are essential to move forward with our roles in reconciliation.