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
Part One: Meanings of Reconciliation
Chapter 2: Reconciliation as Decolonizing Ceremony
Chapter 3: Turtle Island to Babylon
Chapter 4: This Reconciliation is for the Colonizer
Chapter 5: Language and Reconciliation: An Indigenous Woman’s Perspective
Chapter 6: The Trapline: A Pathway of Indigenous Land-based Reconciliation
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
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
Chapter 12: Building Bridges among Indigenous and Immigrant Communities: A Visible Minority Immigrant Woman’s Journey
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.