History Matters

Indeed it does! This is the tagline beneath the title page of the ActiveHistory.ca website. I applaud this group's interest in making history accessible to all. I have long believed that academic historians need to ensure that their work is relevant beyond academia.

I was particularly intrigued by today's post, in which Crystal Fraser and Sara Komarniski published their "150 Acts of Reconciliation for the Last 150 Days of Canada's 150." I applaud their project and the motivation to remain involved in the Canada 150 story. I believe that this is more effective than simply opposing Canada 150.

We can only achieve true reconciliation through open dialogue and engagement.