312 pages, 17 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
9781459409613 (softcover) 1459409612 (softcover) 9781459409668 (EPUB) 1459409663 (EPUB)
"In this book Arthur Manuel and Grand Chief Ronald Derrickson challenge virtually everything that non-Indigenous Canadians believe about their relationship with Indigenous Peoples and the steps that are needed to place this relationship on a healthy and honourable footing. Manuel and Derrickson show how governments are attempting to reconcile with Indigenous Peoples without touching the basic colonial structures that dominate and distort the relationship. They review the current state of land claims. They tackle the persistence of racism among non-Indigenous people and institutions. They celebrate Indigenous Rights Movements while decrying the role of government-funded organizations like the Assembly of First Nations. They document the federal government's disregard for the substance of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples while claiming to implement it. These circumstances amount to what they see as a false reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians. Instead, Manuel and Derrickson offer an illuminating vision of what Canada and Canadians need for true reconciliation. In this book, which Arthur Manuel and Ron Derrickson completed in the months before Manuel's death in January 2017, readers will recognize their profound understanding of the country, of its past, present, and potential future. Expressed with quiet but firm resolve, humour, and piercing intellect The Reconciliation Manifesto will appeal to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who are open and willing to look at the real problems and find real solutions."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Preface. Speech at the funeral of Arthur Manuel / Naomi Klein Introduction. Our struggle / Grand Chief Ronald Derrickson Part 1. Getting to know you. The second coming Beginning at the beginning White supremacy: the law of the land From dispossession to dependency From dependency to oppression Part 2. The R words. The race question Reserves as holding pends Part 3. European land claims. We stole it fair and square Attempted genocide: political battles with Pierre Trudeau Changing legal and policy landscape, 1984-2014 Tsilhqot'in case and crown title British Columbia Commission treaty process Rightful title holders Risk and uncertainty Revenge of the balance sheet Part 4. Putting our house in order. Neocolonialism, or selling our birthright Where have the leaders gone? Around the mulberry bush The grassroots struggle: Defenders of the Land and Idle No More Unity around a strong position Part 5. The family of nations. The international stage Constitutional deadlock and the international option What the UN says about self-determination Canada's human rights treaties CERD: early warning and urgent action International recognition of our proprietary rights UNDRIP and the Trudeau betrayal Part 6. False recognition The reconciliation SWAT team Reconciliation framework agreements Part 7. Standing our ground. Defending our land The legal billy club Blockading a mine Criminalization of protest Non-violence, but not passive acceptance Resisting the carbon bomb Defending mother earth The long-term approach Declaring sovereignty on the ground Standing with Standing Rock Death of a warrior Part 8. Re-envisioning Canada. Our inalienable rights Back to the future The six-step program to decolonization Letters to friends and enemies. Open letter to Pope Francis Open letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations Open letter to the Queen of Canada Open letter to the Chief Justice of Canada Open letter to the defenders of the land Afterword. Settling with Canada: a debt coming due / Grand Chief Ronald Derrickson.
Issued also in electronic format.
KC203 .M366 2017
Toronto : James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers, 2017.