The Sleeping Giant Awakens: Genocide, Indian Residential Schools, and the Challenge of Conciliation




      The Sleeping Giant Awakens: Genocide, Indian Residential Schools, and the Challenge of Conciliation
Confronting the truths of Canada s Indian Residential School system has been likened to waking a sleeping giant In this book, David B MacDonald uses genocide as an analytical tool to better understand Canada s past and present relationships between settlers and Indigenous peoples Starting with a discussion of how genocide is defined in domestic and international law, the book applies the concept to the forced transfer of Indigenous children to residential schools and the Sixties Scoop, in which Indigenous children were taken from their communities and placed in foster homes or adopted.Based on archival research and extensive interviews with residential school survivors, officials at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and others, The Sleeping Giant Awakens offers a unique and timely perspective on the prospects for conciliation after genocide, exploring how moving forward together is difficult in a context where many settlers know little of the residential schools and the ongoing legacies of colonization, and need to have a better conception of Indigenous rights It offers a detailed analysis of how the TRC approached genocide in its deliberations and in the Final Report.Crucially, MacDonald engages critics who argue that the term genocide impedes understanding of the IRS system and imperils prospects for conciliation By contrast, this book sees genocide recognition as an important basis for meaningful discussions of how to engage Indigenous settler relations in respectful and proactive ways. New Read [ The Sleeping Giant Awakens: Genocide, Indian Residential Schools, and the Challenge of Conciliation ] Author [ David B. MacDonald ] – heartforum.co.uk

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      The Sleeping Giant Awakens: Genocide, Indian Residential Schools, and the Challenge of Conciliation
 By David B. MacDonald IBN : 148752269X Format : Paperback – heartforum.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 240 pages
  • The Sleeping Giant Awakens: Genocide, Indian Residential Schools, and the Challenge of Conciliation
  • David B. MacDonald
  • English
  • 06 April 2017
  • 148752269X

10 thoughts on “ The Sleeping Giant Awakens: Genocide, Indian Residential Schools, and the Challenge of Conciliation

  1. Ben Babcock says:

    I live in Thunder Bay, the place of the eponymous sleeping giant, Nanabozho, and a location steeped in anti Indigenous racism and an ongoing legacy of colonial oppression So, despite being a white settler and thus the privileged party here, I do have to deal with these issues and like other settler Canadians, I ve got a tremendous r...

  2. MichaelR says:

    A good introduction to this topic including history and recent events

  3. Isabelle N says:

    A very interesting and important read, I learned and re learned a lot Our world has a far way to go until we are treated justly and equally.

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