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Teaching for Truth and Reconciliation

This guide is meant to assist you in implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action in the classroom.


Rather than using books by non-Indigenous authors to explain colonization, consider using books by Indigenous authors. Unlike books written by non-Indigenous people, these books present Indigenous Peoples as dynamic and capable of resistance rather than complicit in their own dispossession. To explore this idea more deeply, read Jean Mendoza's essay in A Broken Flute comparing Jane Yolen's Encounter and Thomas King's Coyote Columbus Story.