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Residential Schools and Reconciliation


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Table of Contents

Introduction: 'We did not hear you' Part One: Exposing the Problem Chapter 1: The Churches Apologize Chapter 2: The State Investigates Chapter 3: The Government Responds Part Two: Finding a Solution Chapter 4: The Bench Adjudicates Chapter 5: The Parties Negotiate Chapter 6: The Parties Implement the Settlement Agreement Part Three: Redress and Reconciliaiton Chapter 7: Truth, and Reconciliation Chapter 8: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission Chapter 9: Conclusion Bibliography Illustrations

About the Author

J.R. Miller is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Saskatchewan. He is the author of numerous works on issues related to Indigenous peoples including Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens and Shingwauk's Vision, both published by University of Toronto Press.


"Professor Jim Miller of the University of Saskatchewan pulls back the curtain on the historical blame game. Residential Schools and Reconciliation documents Ottawa’s handling of Aboriginal issues. This is not ancient history. It just happened."
*Blacklock’s Reporter*

"As colonial nations around the world seek pathways to post-conflict reconciliation, J.R. Miller’s timely work is an important reminder of both the potential obstacles and the healing possibilities of such initiatives."
*Publishers Weekly*

‘For those who want to understand Canadian reconciliation attempts and their historical context specifically pertaining to residential schools, Residential Schools and Reconciliation is where they should turn.’
*Saskatchewan Law Review *

"Miller’s study does not examine the history of residential schools or draw upon horrors recounted by survivors; rather, it looks at what churches, courts, and the state itself have done in reaction, sometimes haltingly. Here his scholarship breaks new ground: few scholars have traced the nitty-gritty of how reconciliation was and is negotiated or set it so firmly in a historical context."
*The Canadian Historical Review*

"In this book, Miller provides Canadians with an invaluable, insightful, and accessible resource on reconciliation in Canada."
*Canada’s History*

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