In This Together: Fifteen Stories of Truth and Reconciliation

Category: Book
General Editor: Metcalfe-Chenail, Danielle
Subject:  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Essays
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Native American Studies
Publisher: Brindle & Glass Publishing
Published: April 2016
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 8.50in x 5.75in x 0.75in
Availability:
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What is real reconciliation? This collection of essays from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous contributors from across Canada welcomes readers into a timely, healing conversation-one we've longed for but, before now, have had a hard time approaching.

These reflective and personal pieces come from journalists, writers, academics, visual artists, filmmakers, city planners, and lawyers, all of whom share their personal light-bulb moments regarding when and how they grappled with the harsh reality of colonization in Canada, and its harmful legacy. Without flinching, they look deeply and honestly at their own experiences and assumptions about race and racial divides in Canada in hopes that the rest of the country will do the same.

Featuring a candid conversation between CBC radio host Shelagh Rogers and Chief Justice Sinclair, this book acts as a call for all Canadians to make reconciliation and decolonization a priority, and reminds us that once we know the history, we all have the responsibility-and ability-to make things better.

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"In This Together demonstrates that colonization is not a thing of Canada's past, and suggests that real reconciliation is only possible through an honest appraisal of our present." -Quill & Quire

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In This Together is selected as one of four titles on Edmonton LitFest's 2016 Summer Reading List.

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Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail tells Praire Books Now: "I've always found the best way to understand 'issues' is through personal stories, and I think the idea of reconciliation is no different . . . I hope readers will use the essays in this book as a springboard for examining the stories they tell themselves . . . about relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in this country."

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In This Together featured on 49th Shelf's Spring Preview

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Listen here for the the audio version of Shelagh Rogers' conversation with Senator Murray Sinclair, which was transcribed for In This Together.

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"In This Together is an extremely timely and thought-provoking collection of essays . . . a powerful volume." -I Heart Edmonton blog

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Katharine Palmer Gordon's "Mother Tongues" is excerpted by the Tyee.

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"In This Together . . . reflects the new way of thinking, and the new concept of being Canadian. The stories in this book deal with harsh realities, and give a better understanding of the meaning of race, and the problems caused by racial divides." -Times Colonist

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Editor Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail and essay contributors Katherine Palmer Gordon and Rhonda Kronyk are interviewed for All Lit Up's Jules' Tools for Change feature.