The Reconciliation Manifesto

The Reconciliation Manifesto

Recovering the Land, Rebuilding the Economy

Book - 2017
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Arthur Manuel and Grand Chief Ronald Derrickson challenge virtually everything that non-Indigenous Canadians believe about their relationship with Indigenous Peoples and the steps that are needed to place this relationship on a healthy and honourable footing. Manuel and Derrickson show how governments are attempting to reconcile with Indigenous Peoples without touching the basic colonial structures that dominate and distort the relationship. They review the current state of land claims. They tackle the persistence of racism among non-Indigenous people and institutions. They celebrate Indigenous Rights Movements while decrying the role of government-funded organizations like the Assembly of First Nations. They document the federal government's disregard for the substance of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples while claiming to implement it. These circumstances amount to what they see as a false reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians. Instead, Manuel and Derrickson offer a vision of what Canada and Canadians need for true reconciliation.
Publisher: Toronto : James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers, [2017]
ISBN: 9781459409613
Branch Call Number: 305.897 M294r
Characteristics: 312 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Derrickson, Ronald M.


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