The Indian residential school debate is and has always been about the right of one ethnic or cultural group to dominate and absorb another.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
A COUPLE WEEKS AGO, Zoe Todd posted a YouTube video inviting people to read from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s 388-page executive summary. The video was conceived by Erica Violet Lee and co-organized by Zoe Todd and Joseph… Read More ›
BRITISH COLUMBIA’S Education Minister, Peter Fassbender, announced late last week that the province will introduce a new education curriculum on Aboriginal cultures and history this autumn. Education was a focus of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s 94 recommendations…. Read More ›
It’s a sunny Tuesday in Ottawa, and I’m having shawarma with my son on Bank Street. We are the only customers this late in the afternoon. On the TV there’s a live broadcast from the nearby Delta Hotel, where I… Read More ›
Guest post by Mark DeWolf Part of my Truth is my memory of how it was at the residential school during the years my Dad was the Principal IT’S A COLD BUT sunny day in Edmonton as I cross Jasper… Read More ›
TOMORROW MORNING I will get on an airplane and fly to Halifax, where the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada is hosting its latest gathering. Already the event has produced headline material, derived from the statement yesterday of University of… Read More ›
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (whose website may be accessed here) is faring poorly of late in the court of public opinion, for reasons that have been widely reported. Foremost concerns have been the acrimonious resignations and dismissals… Read More ›