Pathways of Reconciliation

SKU: 9780887558542

Aimee Craft, Paulette Regan
Grade Levels:
Twelve, Adult Education, College, University
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
University of Manitoba Press
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Pathways of Reconciliation: Indigenous and Settler Approaches to Implementing the TRCs Calls to Action is edited by Aimée Craft, an Indigenous (Anishinaabe-Métis) lawyer (called to the Bar in 2005) from Treaty 1 territory in Manitoba, and Paulette Regan,  an independent scholar, researcher, public educator and co-facilitator of an intercultural history and reconciliation education workshop series and formerly the research director for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. This book is part of the Perceptions on Truth and Reconciliation 2. Since the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, participation in reconciliation, an ongoing process of establishing and maintaining respectful relationships, frames everyday acts of resistance, resurgence and solidarity in a renewed commitment to justice, dialogue, and relationship-building. Yet this is a complex process and Pathways of Reconciliation sets out, in four integrated and mutually dependent parts, reconciliation frameworks and pathways from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives to achieve societal change in the context of a recognized cultural genocide. Systemic, structural and institutional racism and discrimination are addressed in Pathways to Reconciliation, an ongoing journey. In Part One of the journey of Truth and Reconciliation, Reframing, long-held beliefs, colonial stories and attitudes of inequality and injustice are redressed. As the journey continues Part 2 Learning and Healing, stopping, reflecting, looking forward and plans to get there are re-conceptualized through dialogue to learn new way of being that heal and inspire. Recognizing that new information makes the journey more meaningful Part 3 is about Researching and sharing the findings with others. The experience of the journey itself is a learning experience and humility and courage are needed but this is the pathway to Living, Part 4. Authors in this volume demonstrate the rich potential that reconciliation holds if we are willing to stay the course. David B. MacDonald, Regine Uwibereyeho King, Benjamin Maiangwa, Cody O’Neil, Rachel George, Erica Jurgens, Ko’ona Cochrane, Raymond F. Currie, Cathy Rocke, Tracey Carr, Brian Chartier, Melanie Zurba, John Sinclair, Peter Bush, Mary Anne Clarke, and Andrea Walsh are the authors of Pathways to Reconciliation.  The conclusion is by Sheryl Lightfoot, Anishinaabe, a citizen of the Lake Superior Band of Ojibwe, enrolled at the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community in Baraga, Michigan. An extensive bibliography follows.

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