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Sleeping Giant Awakens Genocide, Indian Residential Schools, and the Challenge of Conciliation

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ISBN-10: 148752269X

ISBN-13: 9781487522698

Edition: 2019

Authors: David B. MacDonald, David B. MacDonald

List price: $30.95
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Confronting the truths of Canada's Indian Residential School system has been likened to waking a sleeping giant. In this book, David B. MacDonald uses genocide as an analytical tool to better understand Canada's past and present relationships between settlers and Indigenous peoples. Starting with a discussion of how genocide is defined in domestic and international law, the book applies the concept to the forced transfer of Indigenous children to residential schools and the "Sixties Scoop," in which Indigenous children were taken from their communities and placed in foster homes or adopted. Based on archival research and extensive interviews with residential school survivors, officials at…    
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Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2019
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Publication date: 5/31/2019
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

David B. MacDonald is an associate professor in political science at the University of Guelph. His publications include Introduction to Politics (co-author, forthcoming 2012), The Bush Leadership, the Power of Ideas and the War on Terror (co-editor, forthcoming 2012), Identity Politics in the Age of Genocide (2008), and Thinking History (2009). His website is