There are many excellent “one-off” contributions to the study and understanding of issues related to truth and reconciliation. Here we link to current, sustained treatments of truth and reconciliation in the popular and academic press.
Canada’s History asked several prominent historians and authors to weigh Macdonald’s achievements against his failures and to explore the challenges that surround commemoration in general.
- Questioning the past: How to better understand commemoration controversies (January 23, 2019).
- From protector to hangman: Macdonald’s reputation in French Canada shifted with his political decisions (February 1, 2019).
- We need to widen our views: Understanding Canadian history requires both context and a sense of proportion (February 1, 2019).
- Removing statues fails to address underlying injustice (February 1, 2019).
- Honour Indigenous history: Celebrating the culture and courage of Indigenous peoples is a key step towards reconciliation (February 1, 2019).
On October 24, 2019, Active History commenced a series on education “after” residential schools. The series is open-ended. Active History welcomes additional contributions on related themes.
- Education “after” residential schools (October 24, 2019).
- Not learning, unlearning, and learning to see genocide: Part 1 (October 31, 2019).
- Not learning, unlearning, and learning to see genocide: Part 2 (November 7, 2019).
- The complex truth: Intersections between day schools and the Shubenacadie Residential School (November 14, 2019).
- Settler colonialism, residential schools, and architectural history (November 21, 2019).
- Historical pedagogies & the colonial past at Huron University College – Part 1 (November 28, 2019).
Earlier contributions, included:
- Why non-Indigenous Canadians need to share the burden of the residential school system (February 22, 2016).
- Deconstructing children’s history books: Residential schools (December 8, 2016).
- 150 Acts of Reconciliation for the last 150 days of Canada’s 150 (August 4, 2017).