Final Report Of The Truth And Reconciliation Commission Of Canada Volume One Summary

Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada  Volume One  Summary
Publisher James Lorimer & Company
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Total Pages 392
ISBN 9781459410671
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This is the Final Report of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its six-year investigation of the residential school system for Aboriginal youth and the legacy of these schools. This report, the summary 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. This report lays bare a part of Canada's history that until recently was little-known to most non-Aboriginal Canadians. The Commission discusses the logic of the colonization of Canada's territories, and why and how policy and practice developed to end the existence of distinct societies of Aboriginal peoples. Using brief excerpts from the powerful testimony heard from Survivors, this report documents the residential school system which forced children into institutions where they were forbidden to speak their language, required to discard their clothing in favour of institutional wear, given inadequate food, housed in inferior and fire-prone buildings, required to work when they should have been studying, and subjected to emotional, psychological and often physical abuse. In this setting, cruel punishments were all too common, as was sexual abuse. More than 30,000 Survivors have been compensated financially by the Government of Canada for their experiences in residential schools, but the legacy of this experience is ongoing today. This report explains the links to high rates of Aboriginal children being taken from their families, abuse of drugs and alcohol, and high rates of suicide. The report documents the drastic decline in the presence of Aboriginal languages, even as Survivors and others work to maintain their distinctive cultures, traditions, and governance. The report offers 94 calls to action on the part of governments, churches, public institutions and non-Aboriginal Canadians as a path to meaningful reconciliation of Canada today with Aboriginal citizens. Even though the historical experience of residential schools constituted an act of cultural genocide by Canadian government authorities, the United Nation's declaration of the rights of aboriginal peoples and the specific recommendations of the Commission offer a path to move from apology for these events to true reconciliation that can be embraced by all Canadians.

Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada  Volume One  Summary
  • Author : The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
  • Publisher : James Lorimer & Company
  • Release Date : 2015-07-27

This is the Final Report of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its six-year investigation of the residential school system for Aboriginal youth and the legacy of these schools. This report, the summary volume, includes the history of residential schools, the legacy of that school system, and the full text

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Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada  Volume One  Summary
  • Author : Truth and Reconcilation Commission of Canada
  • Publisher : James Lorimer & Company
  • Release Date : 2015-07-22

This is the Final Report of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its six-year investigation of the residential school system for Aboriginal youth and the legacy of these schools. This report, the summary volume, includes the history of residential schools, the legacy of that school system, and the full text

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Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada  Volume One  Summary
  • Author : Truth and Reconcilation Commission of Canada
  • Publisher : Lorimer
  • Release Date : 2015-08-04

This is the Final Report of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its six-year investigation of the residential school system for Aboriginal youth and the legacy of these schools. This report, the summary volume, includes the history of residential schools, the legacy of that school system, and the full text

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Canada s Residential Schools  The Inuit and Northern Experience
  • Author : Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2016

"Between 1867 and 2000, the Canadian government sent over 150,000 Aboriginal children to residential schools across the country. Government officials and missionaries agreed that in order to "civilize and Christianize" Aboriginal children, it was necessary to separate them from their parents and their home communities. For children, life in these schools was lonely

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A Knock on the Door
  • Author : Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
  • Publisher : Univ. of Manitoba Press
  • Release Date : 2015-12-15

“It can start with a knock on the door one morning. It is the local Indian agent, or the parish priest, or, perhaps, a Mounted Police officer.” So began the school experience of many Indigenous children in Canada for more than a hundred years, and so begins the history of

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The Survivors Speak
  • Author : Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-05

Read online The Survivors Speak written by Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, published by which was released on 2015-05. Download full The Survivors Speak Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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My Decade at Old Sun  My Lifetime of Hell
  • Author : Arthur Bear Chief
  • Publisher : Athabasca University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-12-19

My Decade at Old Sun, My Lifetime of Hell is a simple and outspoken account of the sexual and psychological abuse that Arthur Bear Chief suffered during his time at Old Sun Residential school in Gleichen on the Siksika Nation. In a series of chronological vignettes, Bear Chief depicts the

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Residential Schools and Reconciliation
  • Author : J.R. Miller
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2017

Residential Schools and Reconciliation is a unique, timely, and provocative work that tackles and explains the institutional responses to Canada's residential school legacy.

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Honouring the Truth  Reconciling for the Future
  • Author : Truth and Truth and Reconcilliation Commission
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2015-06-29

This book contains the Summary of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, released in June 2015.

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In This Together
  • Author : Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail
  • Publisher : Brindle and Glass
  • Release Date : 2016-04-12

What is real reconciliation? This collection of essays from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous contributors from across Canada welcomes readers into a timely, healing conversation—one we've longed for but, before now, have had a hard time approaching. These reflective and personal pieces come from journalists, writers, academics, visual artists, filmmakers,

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Truth and Indignation
  • Author : Ronald Niezen
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2017-11-15

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

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They Came for the Children
  • Author : Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012-01

Read online They Came for the Children written by Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, published by which was released on 2012-01. Download full They Came for the Children Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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From Where I Stand
  • Author : Jody Wilson-Raybould
  • Publisher : Purich Books
  • Release Date : 2019-09-20

An Indigenous leader who has dedicated her life to Indigenous Rights, Jody Wilson-Raybould has represented both First Nations and the Crown at the highest levels. And she is not afraid to give Canadians what they need most – straight talk on what has to be done to move beyond our colonial

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Canada s Residential Schools  The History  Part 1  Origins to 1939
  • Author : Commission de vérité et réconciliation du Canada
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2016-01-01

Between 1867 and 2000, the Canadian government sent over 150,000 Aboriginal children to residential schools across the country. Government officials and missionaries agreed that in order to “civilize and Christianize” Aboriginal children, it was necessary to separate them from their parents and their home communities. For children, life in these schools was lonely

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Arts of Engagement
  • Author : Dylan Robinson,Keavy Martin
  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • Release Date : 2016-07-15

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,

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