"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.
"Written and edited by Ed Bianchi, Maura Hanrahan, Jennifer Henry, Shannon Neufeldt, and Chuck Wright". p. iv.
"The article, 'Understanding Treaty as Covenant', was graciously provided by Stan McKay". -- p. iv.
"'In Peace and Friendship' is a response to those who faith or conscience compels them to understand more deeply the struggles of Aboriginal peoples in Canada. It provides an opportunity, particularly for non-Aboriginal people, to open themselves to a new perspective by exploring a relationship with the original inhabitants of this land that recognizes their unique nationhood. .... [It] is an educational resource for groups of youth or adults, within a congregation, a regional church body or as an open community event. There are five sessions. This resource could be used as a series of weekly workshops for a local group or linked together for a 2-day conference or retreat. The first and fifth sessions assume a Christian perspective". -- p. i.
Contents: [Prefatory Material i.e.] Purpose -- Uses -- Facilitators -- Format -- Before You Begin -- Terminology -- Table of Contents -- A New Relationship: Contextual Article -- Session 1: Renewing the Covenant -- Faithful to God's Covenant: Theological Reflection -- Session 2: Nation to Nation -- A Continent of Nations: Background Article -- Session 3: Collective Rights -- In Common: Background Article -- Session 4: A Case in Point -- Reclaiming Land in Caledonia: Background Article -- Session 5: Churches in Solidarity ? -- The Churches' Role in Recognizing Aboriginal Rights: Background Article.