Unsettling the Settler Within
Indian Residential Schools, Truth Telling, and Reconciliation in CanadaPaperback - 2010
In 2008, Canada established a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to mend the deep rifts between Aboriginal peoples and the settler society that created Canada's notorious residential school system. Unsettling the Settler Within argues that non-Aboriginal Canadians must undergo their own process of decolonization in order to truly participate in the transformative possibilities of reconciliation. Settlers 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. A compassionate call to action, this powerful book offers a new and hopeful path toward healing the wounds of the past.
Publisher: Vancouver :, UBC Press,, 
Copyright Date: ©2010
Branch Call Number: ANF 371.82997 REG
Characteristics: xi, 299 pages ; 23 cm