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Truth and Indignation: Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools
Truth and Indignation offers the first close and critical assessment of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission as it is unfolding. Niezen uses interviews with survivors and oblate priests and nuns, as well as testimonies, texts, and visual materials produced by the Commission to raise important questions: What makes Canada's TRC different from others around the world? What ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 22nd 2013 by University of Toronto Press
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Procedural study of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission on abuse of First Nations people in boarding schools, conducted while the commission was in action, this work highlights the ethical and practical considerations of restorative justice. Niezen, working from inside the system, examines the reasons why people want apologies to be public instead of private, how French translation complicated things (truth and reconciliation OR testimony and reconciliation?), different etiquette for sp ...more
Although this was written about halfway through the TRC process this book is one of the most concise sources of information on everything relevant to the government's reconciliation with the aboriginal people of Canada. This includes historical background, interesting analysis and eye-opening criticisms of the political motivations and lack of genuine attention (on the part of the government) behind this process. This book alone could turn someone who has no idea what TRC stands for into an expe ...more