Lawyers have an important role to play in the reconciliation process and should do so. However, I encourage lawyers to not just speak about reconciliation. I grew up in Northern Ontario and have seen first-hand the challenges that Indigenous people face on a daily basis. Talk of reconciliation and introductory words at conferences are absolutely important and necessary, but those actions alone do not provide clean drinking water, adequate housing, proper recreation facilities, employment opportunities or affordable nutritious food for Indigenous people living in remote communities. Nor do words alone address the mental health issues faced by Indigenous youth that drives the high suicide rates we see in those communities–no child in Canada should ever be in a position where they see no way forward other than to take their own lives. We as lawyers can and should take active steps as individuals to address those issues. Why an atrium or lecture hall in a law school, when it could be a rink in a remote fly-in community?