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Power through testimony : reframing residential schools in the age of reconciliation / edited by Brieg Capitaine and Karine Vanthuyne.

Vanthuyne, Karine, 1974- (author,, editor.). Capitaine, Brieg, (author,, editor.).
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Robertson Library E96.5.P69 2017 37348007266851 STACKS Available -
Subject: Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
Indigenous peoples > Canada > Residential schools.
Indigenous children > Canada > Social conditions.
Truth commissions > Social aspects > Canada.

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  • ISBN: 9780774833899
  • ISBN: 0774833890
  • ISBN: 9780774833905
  • Physical Description: xi, 239 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Vancouver ; UBC Press, 2017.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: On the making of a national tragedy : the transformation of the meaning of residential schools / Eric Taylor Woods -- Telling a story and performing the truth : the Indian residential school as cultural trauma / Brieg Capitaine -- Loving to reconcile : love as a political emotion at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission / Robyn Green -- Learning through conversation : an inquiry into shame / Janice Cindy Gaudet and Lawrence Martin/Wapistan -- Surviving as Mi'kmaq and First Nations people : the legacies of the Shubenacadie Indian residential school in Nova Scotia / Simone Poliandri -- "National memory" and its remainders : Labrador Inuit counterhistories of residential schooling / Arie Molema -- Remembering residential schools, accounting for decolonization through development : conflicting viewpoints / Karine Vanthuyne -- The new victims : perpetrators before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission / Jula Hughes -- Residential schools in Canada : why the message is not getting across / Cheryl Gaver.
Summary: "Power through Testimony documents how survivors are remembering and reframing our understanding of residential schools in the wake of the 2007 Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, which includes the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a forum for survivors, families, and communities to share their memories and stories with the Canadian public. The commission closed and reported in 2015, and this timely volume reveals what was happening on the ground. Drawing on field research during the commission and in local communities, the contributors reveal how survivors are unsettling colonial narratives about residential schools and how churches and former school staff are receiving or resisting the new "residential school story.""-- Provided by publisher.
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