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Mixed Blessings:  Indigenous Encounters with Christianity in Canada | TAL Online
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Mixed Blessings transforms our understanding of the relationship between Indigenous people and Christianity in Canada from the early 1600s to the present ...Show more Mixed Blessings transforms our understanding of the relationship between Indigenous people and Christianity in Canada from the early 1600s to the present day. While acknowledging the harm of colonialism, including the trauma inflicted by church-run residential schools, this interdisciplinary collection challenges the portrayal of Indigenous people as passive victims of malevolent missionaries who experienced a uniformly dark history. Instead, this book illuminates the diverse and multifaceted ways that Indigenous communities and individuals – including prominent leaders such as Louis Riel and Edward Ahenakew – have interacted, and continue to interact, meaningfully with Christianity. Show less
Truth and Indignation:  Canada’s Truth and reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools | TAL Online
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The original edition of Truth and Indignation offered the first close and critical assessment of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) as it was unf...Show more The original edition of Truth and Indignation offered the first close and critical assessment of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) as it was unfolding. Niezen used testimonies, texts, and visual materials produced by the Commission as well as interviews with survivors, priests, and nuns to raise important questions about the TRC process. He asked what the TRC meant for reconciliation, transitional justice, and conceptions of traumatic memory. In this updated edition, Niezen discusses the Final Report and Calls to Action bringing the book up to date and making it a valuable text for teaching about transitional justice, colonialism and redress, public anthropology, and human rights. Thoughtful, provocative, and uncompromising in the need to tell the “truth” as he sees it, Niezen offers an important contribution to understanding truth and reconciliation processes in general, and the Canadian experience in particular. Show less
Arts of Engagement:  Taking Aesthetic Action In and Beyond the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada | TAL Online
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Arts of Engagement focuses on the role that music, film, visual art, and Indigenous cultural practices play in and beyond Canada’s Truth and Reconciliatio...Show more Arts of Engagement focuses on the role that music, film, visual art, and Indigenous cultural practices play in and beyond Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools. Contributors here examine the impact of aesthetic and sensory experience in residential school history, at TRC national and community events, and in artwork and exhibitions not affiliated with the TRC. Using the framework of “aesthetic action,” the essays expand the frame of aesthetics to include visual, aural, and kinetic sensory experience, and question the ways in which key components of reconciliation such as apology and witnessing have social and political effects for residential school survivors, intergenerational survivors, and settler publics. This volume makes an important contribution to the discourse on reconciliation in Canada by examining how aesthetic and sensory interventions offer alternative forms of political action and healing. These forms of aesthetic action encompass both sensory appeals to empathize and invitations to join together in alliance and new relationships as well as refusals to follow the normative scripts of reconciliation. Such refusals are important in their assertion of new terms for conciliation, terms that resist the imperatives of reconciliation as a form of resolution. This collection charts new ground by detailing the aesthetic grammars of reconciliation and conciliation. The authors document the efficacies of the TRC for the various Indigenous and settler publics it has addressed, and consider the future aesthetic actions that must be taken in order to move beyond what many have identified as the TRC’s political limitations. Show less
The Cultural Sociology of Anglican Mission and the Indian Residential Schools in Canada | TAL Online
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This book focuses on the recurring struggle over the meaning of the Anglican Church’s role in the Indian residential schools–a long-running school system ...Show more This book focuses on the recurring struggle over the meaning of the Anglican Church’s role in the Indian residential schools–a long-running school system designed to assimilate Indigenous children into Euro-Canadian culture, in which sexual, psychological, and physical abuse were common. From the end of the nineteenth century until the outset of twenty-first century, the meaning of the Indian residential schools underwent a protracted transformation. Once a symbol of the Church’s sacred mission to Christianize and civilize Indigenous children, they are now associated with colonialism and suffering. In bringing this transformation to light, the book addresses why the Church was so quick to become involved in the Indian residential schools and why acknowledgment of their deleterious impact was so protracted. In doing so, the book adds to our understanding of the sociological process by which perpetrators come to recognize themselves as such. Show less
Tears in the Grass
A Novel
Book - 2016
UNeducation
Volume 1, A Residential School Graphic Novel
Book - 2014
What We Learned:  Two Generations Reflect on Tsimshian Education and the Day Schools | TAL Online
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The legacy of residential schools has haunted Canadians, yet little is known about the day and public schools where most Indigenous children were sent to ...Show more The legacy of residential schools has haunted Canadians, yet little is known about the day and public schools where most Indigenous children were sent to be educated. In What We Learned, two generations of Tsimshian students – elders born in the 1930s and 1940s and middle-aged adults born in the 1950s and 1960s – add their recollections of attending day schools in northwestern British Columbia to contemporary discussions of Indigenous schooling in Canada. Their stories also invite readers to consider traditional Indigenous views of education that conceive of learning as a lifelong experience that takes place across multiple contexts. Show less
A Knock on the Door
The Essential History of Residential Schools From the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Book - 2016
Canada's Residential Schools
Missing Children and Unmarked Burials: The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Volume 4
eBook - 2016
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Canada's Residential Schools
The History, Part 1, Origins to 1939: The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Volume 1
eBook - 2016
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Canada's Residential Schools
The Inuit and Northern Experience: The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Volume 2
eBook - 2016
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Canada's Residential Schools
The Legacy: The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Volume 5
eBook - 2016
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Canada's Residential Schools
The Métis Experience: The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Volume 3
eBook - 2016
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Children of the Broken Treaty
Canada's Lost Promise and One Girl's Dream
Book - 2015
The Education of Augie Merasty
A Residential School Memoir
Book - 2015
Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Volume One : Summary : Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future
Book - 2015
hattered Spirits in the Land of the Little Sticks:  Contextualizing the Impact of Residential School Among the Woodland Cree | TAL Online
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Shattered Spirits in the Land of the Little Sticks traces the impacts of Residential school experiences within the life of a male survivor of Woodland Cre...Show more Shattered Spirits in the Land of the Little Sticks traces the impacts of Residential school experiences within the life of a male survivor of Woodland Cree heritage. Chapter 1 is a biographical and cultural snapshot of Dr. Michell’s personal childhood reflections and experiences ‘out on the northern landscape’ before Residential school. Chapter 2 provides a general overview of Residential schools against the backdrop of colonization in Canada. Chapter 3 and 4 are focused on Guy Hill Residential School and Dr. Michell’s experiences in this institution. Chapter 5 describes the impact of Residential school abuse at the individual level in the following four dimensions: physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional. Chapter 6 represents the lasting impact of Residential school abuse at the family and community levels.As Dr. Michell astutely notes, in Residential school, we were taught not to question, critique, or talk too much. We learned to stay silent. And we stayed silent for many generations. The time has come to move beyond this silence, disclose our hurts, grieve over our losses, heal from the pain, and embrace life. Show less
This Benevolent Experiment: Indigenous Boarding Schools, Genocide, and Redress in Canada and the United States | TAL Online
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At the end of the nineteenth century, Indigenous boarding schools were touted as the means for solving the “Indian problem” in both Canada and the United ...Show more At the end of the nineteenth century, Indigenous boarding schools were touted as the means for solving the “Indian problem” in both Canada and the United States. With the goal of permanently transforming Indigenous young people into Europeanized colonial subjects, the schools were ultimately a means for eliminating Indigenous communities as obstacles to land acquisition, resource extraction, and nation building. Andrew Woolford analyzes the formulation of the “Indian problem” as a policy concern in the United States and Canada and examines how the “solution” of Indigenous boarding schools was implemented in Manitoba and New Mexico through complex chains that included multiple government offices, a variety of staff, Indigenous peoples, and even nonhuman factors such as poverty, disease, and space. The genocidal project inherent in these boarding schools, however, did not unfold in either nation without diversion, resistance, and unintended consequences. Because of differing historical, political, and structural influences, the two countries have arrived at two very different responses to the harms caused by assimilative education. Inspired by the signing of the 2006 Residential School Settlement Agreement in Canada, which provided a truth and reconciliation commission and compensation for survivors of residential schools, This Benevolent Experiment offers a multi-layered, comparative analysis of Indigenous boarding schools in the United States and Canada. Show less
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada:  Calls to Action
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This volume provides the Calls to Action resulting from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. This volume provides the Calls to Action resulting from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Show less
Wake the Stone Man by Carol McDougall | TAL Online
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Set in a small northern town, under the mythical shadow of the Sleeping Giant, Wake the Stone Man follows the complicated friendship of two girls coming o...Show more Set in a small northern town, under the mythical shadow of the Sleeping Giant, Wake the Stone Man follows the complicated friendship of two girls coming of age in the 1960s. Molly meets Nakina, who is Ojibwe and a survivor of the residential school system, in high school, and they form a strong friendship. As the bond between them grows, Molly, who is not native, finds herself a silent witness to the racism and abuse her friend must face each day. In this time of political awakening, Molly turns to her camera to try to make sense of the intolerance she sees in the world around her. Her photos become a way to freeze time and observe the complex human politics of her hometown. Her search for understanding uncovers some hard truths about Nakina’s past and leaves Molly with a growing sense of guilt over her own silence. When personal tragedy tears them apart, Molly must travel a long hard road in search of forgiveness and friendship. Show less
Full Circle:  The Unfinished Work of Hope, Healing & Reconciliation
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The document provides a background about the Aboriginal Healing Foundation and a way forward towards reconciliation. The document provides a background about the Aboriginal Healing Foundation and a way forward towards reconciliation. Show less
Indian School Road
Legacies of the Shubenacadie Residential School
Book - 2014
Residential Schools
With the Words and Images of Survivors
Book - 2014
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