It’s hard enough facing the truth about residential schools. It’s even harder to face how the colonial and white-superiority thinking behind those schools’ long existence continues to shadow the thinking of non-Indigenous Canadians – like me.
I only started facing this truth – and realizing how much it hinders reconciliation — when I put myself in a position to meet and work with some Nishnaabe in Southwestern Ontario. It’s a part of their territory where an 1827 treaty with their forebears set the stage for my forebears setting there in 1832.
Here’s the book I’ve written about that experience – of being challenged to change, and changing – or starting to.
Come, listen to how it begins.
To know what happens next, buy the book, and join me on this path I’ve found toward reconciliation.
It’s a healing journey.