Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation

by Monique Gray Smith

Hardcover, 2017

Status

Available

Publication

Orca Book Publishers (2017), Edition: Illustrated, 160 pages

Description

"This nonfiction book examines how we can foster reconciliation with Indigenous people at individual, family, community and national levels"--

Media reviews

...includes messages of resilience from community leaders and elders and devotes an entire chapter to interviews with young people as they express how important it is for them to contribute to the healing of their communities. ... diverse voices that invite the world into the reconciliation
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experience. Absolutely necessary.
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User reviews

LibraryThing member Lindsay_W
With Raven by her side, Monique Gray Smith takes students on a very personal journey of reconciliation. Guided by honesty, love and kindness, Gray Smith starts with the truth of Canada’s collective history. A history that, for Indigenous people, includes colonization, the Indian Act, residential
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schools and other attempts at cultural genocide. She addresses the intergenerational trauma experienced by seven generations of residential school survivors. She covers the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and gives advice on how students can take the first steps towards reconciliation by becoming an ally to Indigenous People. Gray Smith includes helpful links for further research, but it is the sharing of traditional Indigenous knowledge that leaves the reader feeling honoured to have been invited on the journey.
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Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

2017

Physical description

160 p.; 9 inches

ISBN

1459815831 / 9781459815834

Barcode

506
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