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Residential schools and reconciliation : Canada confronts its history /
J.R. Miller.
imprint
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2017]
description
xii, 348 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1487502184, 9781487502188
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imprint
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2017]
isbn
1487502184
9781487502188
contents note
The churches apologize -- The state investigates -- The government responds -- The bench adjudicates -- The parties negotiate -- The parties implement the settlement agreement -- Redress and reconciliaiton -- Truth, and reconciliation -- The Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
abstract
"Since the 1980s successive Canadian institutions, including the federal government and Christian churches, have attempted to grapple with the malignant legacy of residential schooling, including official apologies, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). In Residential Schools and Reconciliation, award winning author J.R. Miller tackles and explains these institutional responses to Canada's residential school legacy. Analysing archival material and interviews with former students, politicians, bureaucrats, church officials, and the Chief Commissioner of the TRC, Miller reveals a major obstacle to achieving reconciliation--the inability of Canadians at large to overcome their flawed, overly positive understanding of their country's history. This unique, timely, and provocative work asks Canadians to accept that the root of the problem was Canadians like them in the past who acquiesced to aggressively assimilative policies."--
catalogue key
11059528
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages [317]-331) and index.

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