"Prepared for the Aboriginal Healing Foundation By Marlene Brant Castellano, Linda Archibald [and] Mike DeGagne".
Includes bibliographical references.
"The launch of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission pursuant to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement is a historic event. For the first time, a chapter in our history will be opened up to a public process with the purpose of acknowledging harms done and healing the relationship between peoples within Canada. .... This volume is a collection of papers and brief reflections from more than thirty contributors who have worked to create just and inclusive societies in Canada and abroad. The Aboriginal Healing Foundation is honoured to present a distillation of their experience and wisdom to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission as it sets out on its mission to transform the legacy of Indian residential schools". -- Preface.
Contents divided into three main sections: Truth-Telling -- The Legacy Lives On -- Exploring Paths to Reconciliation.
Contents: Preface \ Georges Erasmus, President, Aboriginal Healing Foundation -- Introduction -- Confessions of a Born Again Pagan / Fred Kelly -- Reconciliation in the Context of a Settler Society: Healing the Legacy of Colonialism in Canada / Brian Rice and Anna Snyder -- A Condensed Timeline of Events -- A Metis Perspective on Truth and Reconciliation / Tricia Logan -- Reconciliation or Conciliation ? An Inuit Perspective / John Amagoalik -- Expanding the Dialogue on Truth and Reconciliation: In a good way / Stan McKay -- Legacy of Residential Schools: Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women / Beverley Jacobs and Andrea Williams -- Telling Truths and Seeking Reconciliation: Exploring the Challenges / Rupert Ross -- Reconciliation Means Not Saying Sorry Twice: Lessons from Child Welfare in Canada / Cindy Blackstock -- A Survivor Reflects on Resilience / Madeleine Dion Stout -- Bridging the Gap Between Truth and Reconciliation: Restorative Justice and the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission / Jennifer Llewellyn -- A Jade Door: Reconciliatory Justice as a Way Forward Citing New Zealand Experience / Robert Andrew Joseph -- Reconciliation Possible ? Reparations Essential / Bradford W. Morse -- Reconcilation: A non-Indigenous Australian Perspective / John Bond -- Reconciliation: An Indigenous Australian Perspective / Debra Hocking -- Speaking My Truth: The Journey to Reconciliation / Garnet Angeconeb with Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm -- Perspective on Reconciliation with an Inuk Youth / David Joanasie -- Decolonizing Education: A Building Block for Reconciliation / William Julius Mussell -- A Call to the Churches: "You shall be called repairer of the breach" / David MacDonald -- Reconciliation: A Spiritual Process / Maggie Hodgson -- A Holistic Approach to Reconciliation: Insights from Research of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation / Marlene Brant Castellano -- Conclusion -- Editorial Committee and Acknowledgements -- Appendix 1: Schedule "N" : Mandate for the Truth and Reconcilation Commission.
"[E]ditors John Bird, Lorraine Land and Murray MacAdam."
28 essays on a variety of subjects by 32 contributors.
Contents: Reconciliation / Rebecca Tababodong -- Introduction / John Bird -- Canadian History : An Aboriginal Perspective / Georges Erasmus and Joe Sanders -- The Basic Dilemma : Sovereignty or Assimilation / Tim Schouls -- Rooted in Creation / Stan McKay -- Reclaiming Stolen Land / Olive P. Dickason -- Treaty-Making with the Crown / Sharon Venne -- Land Claims : Stuck in Never-never land / Lorraine Land and Roger Townshend -- Self-Government in the New Millennium / Michael Aesch -- Liberating Canada from the Settler Mythology / Andrew Chapeskie -- Recognizing Traditional Environmental Knowledge / Joanne Barnaby -- Rebuilding Community after Residential Schools / Maggie Hodgson -- Honouring Alternatives in the Criminal Justice System / Irene Fraser -- Restoring Women's Values / Bernice Hammersmith -- Gathering Dust or Gathering Strength : What Should Canada Do with the Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples ? / Lorraine Land -- Kicking Out the Indian Agent / Burton Jacobs -- From Cedar Lake to Easterville : Mourning for What My People Lost / Elsie Fiddler -- Nitiassinan : Caribou and F-16s / Napes Ashini -- The Lubicon Cree : Still No Settlement After All These Years / Bernard Ominayak and Ed Bianchi -- The Fall of Dimlahamid : The Gitxsan Wet'su'weten and the Fallout of the Delgamuukw Decision / Terry Glavin -- Nisga'a Patience : Negotiating Our Way into Canada / Rod Robinson -- From Non-Citizen to Nunavut / John Amagoalik -- Not in My Time : Native Issues as a Point of Entry / Murray Angus -- Friends of the Lubicon : How a Small Group of People Can Change the World / Kevin Thomas -- Gunboat Diplomacy in Canada / William Payne -- Romancing the "Other" in Aboriginal Support Work / Jennifer Baron -- Outrages Too Many : Teaching Aboriginal Studies / Ann Pohl -- Once More with Honesty : Christian-Aboriginal Solidarity / Murray MacAdam -- "Are You Willing to Listen ?" / Rene Fumoleau -- The Healing Journey : the Bridge between Cultures / Shirley Harding -- Note on the Editors -- Note on the Public Justice Resource Centre and Citizens for Public Justice.
Contents: Preface / Diane Engelstand -- Introduction / John Bird -- Canadian History : An Aboriginal Perspective / Georges Erasmus and Joe Sanders -- The Basic Dilemma : Sovereignty or Assimilation / Tim Schouls, John Olthuis and Diane Engelstad -- Calling Creation into our Family / Stan McKay -- The Land is the Boss : How Stewardship can Bring Us Together / Gary Potts -- Culture and Sovereignty / Joanne Barnaby -- Political Self-sufficiency / Michael Asch -- Aboriginal Women and Self-government / Bernice Hammersmith -- Specific Claims Policy : Too Little Too Late / Roger Townshend -- Comprehensive Claims : One Step Forward, Two Steps Back / Murray Angus -- Resorting to Court : Can the Judiciary Deliver Justice for First Nations ? / Patrick Macklem -- Self-Determination and the Criminal Justice System / Len Sawatsky -- Rebuilding Community after the Residential School Experience / Maggie Hodgson -- The Indian Agent System and Our Move to Self-Government / Burton Jacobs -- Nitassinan : Caribou and F-16s / Napes Ashini -- Nitassinan : Nation to Nation / Peter Penashue -- Regaining Control at Fort Good Hope / Fort Good Hope Community Council -- Ingenika Point : No More Riverboats / Waldemar Braul -- -- From Cedar Lake to Easterville : Mourning for What My People Lost / Elsie Fiddler -- Kanesatake : The Summer of 1990 / Ellen Gabriel -- Fighting Back / Loran Thompson -- Walpole Island : Sustainable Development / Dean Jacobs -- Walpole Island in 2005 : A View from the Future / Nin.da.waab.jig, Walpole Island Heritage Centre -- Growing Together from the Earth / Gary Potts -- Thoughts and Reflections / Ethel Fuhr -- Stewardship and Solidarity / John Olthuis -- "Are You Willing to Listen ?" / Rene Fumoleau -- Bibles and Blockades / Lorraine Land -- Oka : 1990 and Beyond / Lois Cape -- Native Issues as a Point of Entry / Murray Angus -- Afterword : The Path Ahead / Tim Schouls.