Unsettling the Settler Within: Indian Residential Schools, Truth Telling, and Reconciliation in Canada

Category: Book
Foreword By: Alfred, Taiaiake
By (author): Regan, Paulette
Subject:  HISTORY / General
  HISTORY / Native American
  LAW / Indigenous Peoples
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Native American Studies
Audience: professional and scholarly
Publisher: UBC Press
Published: January 2011
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 9.05in x 5.98in x 0.75in
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From The Publisher*

In 2008, Canada established a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to mend the deep rifts between Aboriginal peoples and the settler society that created Canada's notorious residential school system. Unsettling the Settler Within argues that non-Aboriginal Canadians must undergo their own process of decolonization in order to truly participate in the transformative possibilities of reconciliation. Settlers must relinquish the persistent myth of themselves as peacemakers and acknowledge the destructive legacy of a society that has stubbornly ignored and devalued Indigenous experience. A compassionate call to action, this powerful book offers a new and hopeful path toward healing the wounds of the past.

Review Quote*This book is significant not only as it concerns relations between indigenous peoples and Canadians; it will be of interest to those working in multicultural settings of many kinds where power imbalances have affected relations. Paulette Regan manages to combine scholarly discourse with personal accounts in ways that buttress its credibility and make it a must-read for anyone interested in reconciliation between peoples.– L. Michelle LeBaron, Professor of Law and Director, UBC Program on Dispute Resolution
Biographical Note

Paulette Regan is the Director of Research for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. She holds a PhD from the Indigenous Governance Program at the University of Victoria.