The Forgiven Summit was a national response to the Prime Minister Stephen Harper June 11, 2008 extended apology on behalf of Canada and asked forgiveness of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis people for historic wrongs, specifically, for the abuses many aboriginal people experienced in residential schools in Canada.
From June 11-13, 2010, representatives and leaders from Canada’s First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, the churches of the ten provinces and three territories, international observers and media gathered at the Ottawa Civic Centre to formally and publicly extend forgiveness to the government of Canada at a national Sacred Summit.
My responsibilities included designing the Forgiven Summit brand identity, DVD packaging, and signage. I was also given the honour to design the "Journey of Freedom & Charter of Forgiveness" that was signed by aboriginal leaders and received by Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl on behalf of the government of Canada. This Charter is now proudly displayed in the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa.