1st Edition

Indigenous Reconciliation and Decolonization Narratives of Social Justice and Community Engagement

Edited By Ranjan Datta Copyright 2021
    196 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    196 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


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