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Publisher: University of Manitoba Press; 1 edition (December 15, 2015)
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“It can begin with a knock at the door one morning. it's the neighborhood Indian agent, or the parish priest, or, maybe, a fixed Police officer.” So begun the college adventure of many Indigenous young ones in Canada for greater than 100 years, and so starts off the historical past of residential colleges ready via the reality & Reconciliation fee of Canada (TRC). among 2008 and 2015, the TRC supplied possibilities for people, households, and groups to proportion their reports of residential colleges and published numerous experiences in accordance with 7000 survivor statements and 5 million records from govt, church buildings, and colleges, in addition to an excellent grounding in secondary sources.A Knock at the Door, released in collaboration with the nationwide learn Centre for fact & Reconciliation, gathers fabric from different studies the TRC has produced to provide the fundamental background and legacy of residential faculties in a concise and available package deal that incorporates new fabrics to assist tell and contextualize the adventure to reconciliation that Canadians at the moment are embarked upon.Survivor and previous nationwide leader of the meeting First international locations, Phil Fontaine, offers a Foreword, and an Afterword introduces the holdings and possibilities of the nationwide Centre for fact & Reconciliation, domestic to the archive of recordings, and files accumulated via the TRC. As Aimée Craft writes within the Afterword, figuring out the ancient backdrop of residential education and its legacy is key to the paintings of reconciliation. some time past, brokers of the Canadian country knocked at the doorways of Indigenous households to take the kids to college. Now, the Survivors have shared their truths and knocked again. it's time for Canadians to open the door to mutual figuring out, appreciate, and reconciliation.