Truth and Indignation: Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools, Second Edition

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University of Toronto Press, Nov 15, 2017 - History - 208 pages

The original edition of Truth and Indignation offered the first close and critical assessment of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) as it was unfolding. Niezen used testimonies, texts, and visual materials produced by the Commission as well as interviews with survivors, priests, and nuns to raise important questions about the TRC process. He asked what the TRC meant for reconciliation, transitional justice, and conceptions of traumatic memory.

In this updated edition, Niezen discusses the Final Report and Calls to Action bringing the book up to date and making it a valuable text for teaching about transitional justice, colonialism and redress, public anthropology, and human rights. Thoughtful, provocative, and uncompromising in the need to tell the "truth" as he sees it, Niezen offers an important contribution to understanding truth and reconciliation processes in general, and the Canadian experience in particular.

 

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Contents

The Sense of Injustice
1
The Unfolding
25
The Process
42
Templates and Exclusions
58
Testimony
83
Traumatic Memory
105
Witnessing History
124
Solitudes
145
epIlogue
159
references
173
Index
183
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About the author (2017)

Ronald Niezen is Professor in the Department of Anthropology and in the Faculty of Law and holds the Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Sociey and Public Policy at McGill University. His books include Public Justice and the Anthropology of Law (2010) and the co-edited volume Palaces of Hope: The Anthropology of Global Organizations (2017).

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