Unsettling the settler within : Indian residential schools, truth telling, and reconciliation in Canada
Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia

2010
Book
Creators
Regan, Paulette
Contributors
Taiaiake, Alfred
Description
"In Unsettling the Settler Within, Paulette Regan, a former residential-schools-claims manager, argues that in order to truly participate in the transformative possibilities of reconciliation, non-Aboriginal Canadians must undergo their own process of decolonization. They must relinquish the persistent myth of themselves as peacemakers and acknowledge the destructive legacy of a society that has stubbornly ignored and devalued Indigenous experience. With former students offering their stories as part of the truth and reconciliation processes, Regan advocates for an ethos that learns from the past, making space for an Indigenous historical counter-narrative to avoid perpetuating a colonial relationship between Aboriginal and settler peoples"--publisher's website.

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ISBN
9780774817776
Contents
Introduction: A settler's call to action -- An unsettling pedagogy of history and hope -- Rethinking reconciliation: truth telling, restorying history, commemoration -- Deconstructing Canada's peacemaker myth -- The alternative dispute resolution program: reconciliation as regifting -- Indigenous diplomats: counter-narratives of peacemaking -- The power of apology and testimony: settlers as ethical witnesses -- An apology feast in Hazelton: a settler's 'unsettling' experience -- Peace warriors and settler allies.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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