In This Together
Fifteen Stories of Truth & ReconciliationBook - 2016
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spl_merley Apr 25, 2018
The moral of a fable I have heard was that story is truth dressed in colourful robes. This collection of essays explores the deeply personal truths of our history of racism which has damaged and impeded the relationship between Canada's First Peoples and the settlers and colonizers who came afte... Read More »
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We are invited by the Truth and Reconciliation Committee’s calls to action to take steps that will move us forward as a nation united in a shared future. In this Together encourages us to take a step together by listening to diverse stories and experiences which grapple with the complicated, sometimes contentious and most certainly sensitive history of Canadian settlers’ relationship with Indigenous peoples.
Stories are one of the most powerful ways we have to encounter the messy truths of people’s experience and the future of Canada depends upon us all wrestling with some messy truths about the relationship between Canada’s settlers and Indigenous peoples. In this Together is a collection of essays by both indigenous and non-indigenous writers that carry us into uncomfortable places of Canadian history, politics and policy which have shaped the past, present and future relationship between Canada’s treaty peoples. There is a rawness to these stories as the contributors wrestle with history, personal and collective thought and the harm that has been done in the name of growing a nation. It is both compelling and challenging in the ways that it reflects a version of Canada that includes Indigenous history and experience. There is also a sense of urgency in the book; a desire that the future of Canada might be redeemed so that all of us are able to flourish together.
The stories in this collection are deeply personal, detailed and full of thoughtful reflection. Reading this book will help you to understand the work of Truth and Reconciliation in Canada and leaves you with a deeper understanding of what it means to be a treaty people.
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