How to Help
- Unsettling the Settler Within, a book by Paulette Regan, Director of Research for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. From the back cover: “Argues that in order to truly participate in the transformative possibilities of reconciliation, non-Aboriginal (people) must undergo their own process of decolonization. They must relinquish the persistent myth of themselves as peace-makers and acknowledge the destructive legacy of a society that has stubbornly ignored and devalued Indigenous experience. Today’s truth and reconciliation processes must make space for an Indigenous historical counter-narrative in order to avoid perpetuating a colonial relationship between Aboriginal and settler peoples.
A compassionate call to action, this powerful book offers all (Westerners) — both Indigenous and not– a new way of approaching the critical task of healing the wounds left by the residential school system.” (Preview available at Google Books.)
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