To create this library guide, we thank Ms. Diane Chisholm, Coordinator of Mi'kmaq Resource Centre, who provided us with extensive bibliography lists. To make the most use of her bibliography for the users of this guide, additional information, such as the call number, publisher's notes, table of contents, and/or the link to the material, is included. The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada has also been used as guidance to add further resources and organize the information. I would like to express the deepest appreciation to all the members who educated me and helped me create this guide. - Y. Umetsubo (CBU Librarian) June, 2017
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: 94 Calls to Action
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
Officially opening in the summer of 2015, the NCTR will be the permanent home for all statements, documents, and other materials gathered by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC).
According to their website, the NCTR will ensure that:
• Survivors and their families have access to their own history
• Educators can share the Residential School history with new generations of students
• Researchers can delve more deeply into the Residential School experience
• The public can access historical records and other materials to help foster reconciliation and healing
• The history and legacy of the Residential School system are never forgotten
Chancellor's Hall 177 Dysart Rd.
Quotes from The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Volume 6 [Emphasis added]
A reconciliation framework is one in which Canada’s political and legal systems, educational and religious institutions, corporate sector, and civil society function in ways that are consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which Canada has endorsed. The Commission believes that the following guiding principles of truth and reconciliation will assist Canadians moving forward:
In the Royal Proclamation of 1763, the British declared that all lands west of the established colonies belonged to Aboriginal peoples and that the Crown could legally acquire these lands only by negotiating Treaties (p. 35).
Download the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples:
"The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the UN “Outcome Document” provide a framework and a mechanism to support and improve access to justice for Indigenous peoples in Canada" (p.49).
★ Access to Justice in the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
★ Also visit the UN's Indigenous Issues: Quick Guide
★ Report of Diane Orentlicher, independent expert to update the Set of principles to combat impunity:
Updated Set of principles for the protection and promotion of human rights through action to combat impunity
- Louis Joinet, Set of Principles for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights through Action to Combat Impunity, UN Doc. E/CN.4/Sub.2/1997/20/Rev.1 (1997) (Joinet Principles), was updated by Diane Orentlicher.
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