In This Together: Fifteen Stories of Truth and Reconciliation is a collection of fifteen opinion pieces and short anecdotes from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous contributors from across Canada welcomes readers into a timely conversation. These reflective and personal pieces come from journalists, writers, academics, visual artists, filmmakers, city planners, and lawyers, all of whom share their personal light-bulb moments regarding when and how they grappled with the harsh reality of colonization in Canada, and its harmful legacy.
Righting Canada's Wrongs: Residential Schools, The Devastating Impact on Canada's Indigenous Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Findings and Calls for Action is the 2016 release from James Lorimer and Company's series, Righting Canada's Wrongs. Compiled by Melanie Florence this 128-page title contains more than 300 colour and black and white photographs. This scrapbook-like approach opens with a map of the residential schools located throughout Canada.
2015 Shortlist Title for First Nation Communities Read - Up Ghost River: A Chief's Journey Through The Turbulent Waters of Native History is a 2014 shortlist nominee for the Governor General’s Literary Awards. This non-fiction book is the powerful and moving memoir from Cree residential school survivor, activist, educator, and writer Edmund Metatawabin. Former Chief of Fort Albany First Nation, Ed Metatawabin presents his compelling account of the experiences endured at the notorious St. Anne residential school, his efforts to expose the wrong doings of St.
A Knock on the Door: The Essential History of Residential Schools from the Truth and Reconciliation of Canada is edited & abridged for ease of use by the general public and secondary school students. This 296-page book consists of the TRC text of What We Have Learned: Principles of Truth and Reconciliation as well as shorter versions from TRC executive summary (Introduction, Reconciliation & Legacy chapters). This volume contains the 94 Calls to Action.
Final Report of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission Final Report of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission volume 1 Summary is publisher James Lorimer's edition of the TRC Final Report Summary. This volume includes the history of residential schools, the legacy of that school system, and the full text of the Commission's 94 recommendations for action to address that legacy. The history of residential schools in Canada has usually been overlooked in standard history texts for Canadian schools. This report brings some of facts to light during the 6-year Commission mandate.
Canada's Residential Schools: The Metis Experience, Volume 3 addresses topics that are often ignored in the discussion of residential schooling. This title is part of The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Constant changes in government policy meant that, at some times, Metis children were barred from residential schools, while, at other times, residential schools were the only schools that would accept Metis children. The Métis Experience focuses on an often-overlooked element of Canada’s residential school history.
Canada's Residential Schools: The History, Part 2, 1939 to 2000, Volume 1 describes the history and the student experience of residential schools from Confederation to 1939. This title is part of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Volume 1. This volume outlines the period in which the system was established and expanded. It was also the period of the most intense health crisis. By the end of the 1930s, government officials had come to question the value of the residential school system.
Canada's Residential Schools: Missing Children and Unmarked Burials, Volume 4 addresses three interrelated questions that were added to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's mandate: how many children died at the schools, what were the conditions that led to their deaths, and where were they buried? This volume 4 of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) report demonstrates that Aboriginal residential school students died at rates higher than non-Aboriginal students.
Canada's Residential Schools: The Legacy, Volume 5 examines the devastating effects the residential school system has had on former students, their families, and on Canadian society as a whole. It explores the loss of language and culture suffered by Aboriginal people as well as the significant gaps they experience in health, education, and employment outcomes. The Legacy volume also analyzes in depth the dramatic overrepresentation of Aboriginal Canadians in the child welfare and correctional systems.