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Indigenous Reconciliation and Decolonization
Narratives of Social Justice and Community Engagement

Edited By

Ranjan Datta

ISBN 9780367693978
Published August 1, 2022 by Routledge
196 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book addresses the ethical and practical issues at stake in the reconciliation of Indigenous and non-indigenous communities.  

An increasing number of researchers, educators, and social and environmental activists are eager to find ways to effectively support ongoing attempts to recognize, integrate and promote Indigenous perspectives and communities. Taking Canada as its focus, this book offers a multidisciplinary consideration of a range of reconciliation policies, practices and initiatives that are relevant in all settler states. Set against its increasing neoliberal appropriation, the book resituates reconciliation in the everyday contexts of community interaction and engagement, as well as in the important areas of Indigenous knowledge, resource management and social and environmental justice. Reconciliation is not just the responsibility of law and government. And, attuned to the different perspectives of settlers, migrants and refugee communities, the book examines areas of opportunity, as well as obstacles to progress, in the forging of a truly decolonizing framework for reconciliation. 

As the challenges of reconciliation cross numerous academic and substantial areas, this book will appeal to a range of scholars and practitioners working in law, politics, education, environmental studies, anthropology and Indigenous studies.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Ranjan Datta

Part One: Meanings of Reconciliation

Chapter 2: Reconciliation as Decolonizing Ceremony

Ranjan Datta

Chapter 3: Turtle Island to Babylon

Ahmad Majid

Chapter 4: This Reconciliation is for the Colonizer

Andrea Landry

Chapter 5: Language and Reconciliation: An Indigenous Woman’s Perspective

Edie Venne

Chapter 6: The Trapline: A Pathway of Indigenous Land-based Reconciliation

Colleen Charles

Part Two Responsibilities for Land and Reconciliation

Chapter 7: Reconciliation through Kits and Tests? Reconsidering Newcomer Responsibilities on Indigenous Land

Nisha Toomey, Yi Chien Jade Ho, Deanna Del Vecchio with Eve Tuck

Chapter 8: Theorizing Land, Responsibility and Reconciliation through Black Women standpoint

Njoki Wane and Hermia Anthony

Chapter 9: Reconciliation as Rationalization of State Violence: Activist Performance as Resistance to TRC politics in Chile and Canada

Manuela Valle-Castro

Chapter 10: Embracing reconciliation in the face of adversity: An intersectional perspective on land, immigration, and anti-racist learning

Jada Renee Koushik and Naomi Mumbi Maina-Okori

Chapter 11: Indigenous and Newcomer Women in Journeys of Reconciliation: Building Relationships and Learning from One Another

Judy White

Chapter 12: Building Bridges among Indigenous and Immigrant Communities: A Visible Minority Immigrant Woman’s Journey

Jebunnessa Chapola

Chapter 13: Humanizing Community-engaged Participatory Research through Relational Practice

Carolyn M. Gaspar and Clifford T. Ballantyne

Chapter 14: Reflecting on the Privilege of the Canadian Treaties

Margot A. Hurlbert

Part Three: How to Move Forward

Chapter 15: Conclusion: Reconciliation as Taking Responsibilities

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Ranjan Datta is Canada Research Chair-II at the Department of Humanities at Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada.