Publisher:UBC Press, 2011Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.
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.Subject(s): Race relations | Truth commissions | Canada | Off-reservation boarding schools | Indigenous youth--Education | Indigenous youth--Government policy | Reconciliation | Indigenous peoples--EducationOriginal Publisher: [S.l.], UBC PressLanguage(s): English