A Knock on the Door

A Knock on the Door

The Essential History of Residential Schools From the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada : Edited & Abridged

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"It can start with a knock on the door one morning. It is the local Indian agent, or the parish priest, or, perhaps, a Mounted Police officer. The officials have arrived and the children must go." So began the school experience of many Indigenous children in Canada for more than a hundred years, and so begins the history of residential schools prepared by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). Between 2008 and 2015, the TRC provided opportunities for individuals, families, and communities to share their experiences of residential schools and released several reports based on 7,000 Survivor statements and 5 million documents from government, churches, and schools, as well as a solid grounding in secondary sources. A Knock on the Door, published in collaboration with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR), gathers material from the TRC reports to present the essential history and legacy of residential schools and inform the journey to reconciliation that Canadians are now embarked upon. An afterword introduces the holdings and opportunities of the NCTR, home to the archive of recordings and documents collected by the TRC. About the Authors: Phil Fontaine is a Survivor, TRC Honorary Witness, and former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. Aimée Craft is the Director of Research at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba. She is the author of Breathing Life into the Stone Fort Treaty. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada was established in 2008 and led by the Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair (Chair), Dr Marie Wilson, and Chief Wilson Littlechild."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Winnipeg : University of Manitoba Press : National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, University of Manitoba, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780887557859
Branch Call Number: 371.82997 KNO 2016
Characteristics: xx, 274 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm

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