Book Launch and Discussion with Special Guest Bradley Dick and Editors Mike DeGagné and Glen Lowry.
Facilitated by France Trépanier.
Event: Book Launch
Publisher: Legacy Of Hope / Aboriginal Healing Foundation
Date: Saturday, June 6, 2015 At 3:00 P.M.
Venue: Open Space, 510 Fort Street, 2nd Floor
Admission: By Donation
Reconciliation & the Way Forward is a collection of essays and personal reflections that looks at the issues of reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples in Canada. As a follow-up volume to Speaking My Truth: Reflections on Reconciliation and Residential School, this text seeks to reframe debate by proposing a shift of focus on to civil society and those individuals who have made significant contributions to the formal and informal processes of truth and reconciliation.
Reconciliation & the Way Forward asks, “What’s next?”The last decade has transformed our collective understandings of the Indian Residential School System and its lasting impacts on generations of peoples. Survivors have led this process of rewriting history by sharing their experiences and their resilience. As the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, the Settlement Agreement, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission wrap up, it is vital to reflect on what has been accomplished, but it is also crucial to consider the way forward and work that still needs to be done.
Reconciliation & the Way Forward builds on the leadership of Survivors by providing insight into how individuals from across the fields of health care, education, justice, visual arts, and literature take up the healing path and their thoughts on creating a shared, transformative vision of Canada.
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