Genocide, Residential Schools and the Challenge of [Re]Conciliation: Dialogue and Panel Discussion

Join us for a panel discussion and dialogue with Professor David MacDonald (Guelph University), Dr. Paulette Regan, and Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot (University of British Columbia). Professor MacDonald’s book, The Sleeping Giant Awakes: Genocide, Indian Residential Schools and the Challenge of Conciliation, is forthcoming in 2019.

David B MacDonald is a professor at Guelph University and the Research Leadership Chair for the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences. His work focuses on Comparative Indigenous Politics in Canada, Aotearoa New Zealand, United States. He has also worked extensively in the areas of International Relations, American foreign policy, Holocaust and genocide studies, and critical race theory.

Dr. Paulette Regan is the author of Unsettling the Settler Within. Her work examines the role truth-telling and reconciliation processes can have in teaching–or re-teaching, as the case may be–Canadians about their history. She has previously worked at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot is Canada Research Chair of Global Indigenous Rights and Politics, and Associate Professor in both First Nations and Indigenous Studies and Political Science at the University of British Columbia. Her research interests include global Indigenous peoples’ rights and politics, Indigenous diplomacy, social movements, and critical international relations.

The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.

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When: Thursday, June 6 from 6 to 8 pm
Where: RSHDC Exhibition room, 1985 Learner’s Walk