Publisher:UBC Press, 2017Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.
Power through Testimony documents how survivors are remembering and reframing our understanding of residential schools in the wake of the 2007 Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, which includes the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a forum for survivors, families, and communities to share their memories and stories with the Canadian public. The commission closed and reported in 2015, and this timely volume reveals what happened on the ground. Drawing on field research during the commission and in local communities, the contributors reveal how survivors are unsettling colonial narratives about residential schools and how churches and former school staff are receiving or resisting the new “residential school story.”Subject(s): Canada | Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada | Off-reservation boarding schools | Indigenous peoples--Social conditionsOriginal Publisher: [S.l.], UBC PressLanguage(s): English