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The Reconciliation and the Media conference took place at the University of Saskatchewan on October 4-5, 2016. It brought together a diverse group of journalists, news producers, journalism students, residential school survivors, Indigenous leaders, newspaper owners, news organizations and more.The conference was inspired by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action released in June 2015. Particularly, calls 84, 85 and 86 call on the media to create much needed change in terms of how it reports on Indigenous people and news. Together Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities shared their thoughts and recommendations on how to foster reconciliation in the media and why it is so important.