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Holiday Reads

With the holiday season upon us, it is time to throw a little romance into your reading.

Picking Up the Pieces
Carey Newman
Audience: Adults
Language: English
Topic: Colonization | Indigenous peoples | non-fiction | Race relations
This nonfiction book, illustrated with photographs, tells the story of the making of the Witness Blanket, a work by Indigenous artist Carey Newman that includes hundreds of items from every Residential School in Canada and stories from the Survivors who donated them.
This nonfiction book, illustrated with photographs, tells the story of the making of the Witness Blanket, a work by Indigenous artist Carey Newman that includes hundreds of items from every Residential School in Canada and stories from the Survivors who donated them.
Beyond the Orange Shirt Story
Phyllis Webstad
Audience: Adults
Language: English
Topic: First Nations | Indigenous peoples | non-fiction | Race relations
Beyond the Orange Shirt Story is a unique collection of truths, as told by Phyllis Webstad's family and others, that will give readers an up-close look at what life was like before, during, and after their Residential School experiences. In this book, Survivors and Intergenerational Survivors share their stories authentically and in their own words.
Beyond the Orange Shirt Story is a unique collection of truths, as told by Phyllis Webstad's family and others, that will give readers an up-close look at what life was like before, during, and after their Residential School experiences. In this book, Survivors and Intergenerational Survivors share their stories authentically and in their own words.
Reconciliation & Indigenous Justice
David Leo Milward
Audience: Adults
Language: English
Topic: Indigenous peoples | non-fiction | Race relations
The legacy of harm the Indian Residential Schools (IRS) caused provide vivid and crucial links between Canadian colonialism and Indigenous over-incarceration. This book provides an account of the ongoing ties between the enduring traumas caused by the residential schools and Indigenous over-incarceration.
The legacy of harm the Indian Residential Schools (IRS) caused provide vivid and crucial links between Canadian colonialism and Indigenous over-incarceration. This book provides an account of the ongoing ties between the enduring traumas caused by the residential schools and Indigenous over-incarceration.
Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Volume One
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Audience: Adults
Language: English
Topic: Colonization | Indigenous peoples | Race relations | Racial discrimination
The Final Report of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its six-year investigation of the residential school system for Aboriginal youth and the legacy of these schools. This report, the summary volume, includes the history of residential schools, the legacy of that school system, and the full text of the Commission's 94 recommendations for action to address that legacy.
The Final Report of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its six-year investigation of the residential school system for Aboriginal youth and the legacy of these schools. This report, the summary volume, includes the history of residential schools, the legacy of that school system, and the full text of the Commission's 94 recommendations for action to address that legacy.
Canada's Residential Schools, Part II
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Audience: Adults
Language: English
Topic: Colonization | First Nations | non-fiction
This is Volume Two of the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. The Summary of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRCC) painstakingly and often painfully demonstrates over seven volumes and 3,300 total pages the primary purpose of residential schools in Canada: "through a process of assimilation, cause Aboriginal peoples to cease to exist as distinct legal, social, cultural, religious, and racial entities in Canada ... which can best be described as 'cultural genocide.'"
This is Volume Two of the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. The Summary of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRCC) painstakingly and often painfully demonstrates over seven volumes and 3,300 total pages the primary purpose of residential schools in Canada: "through a process of assimilation, cause Aboriginal peoples to cease to exist as distinct legal, social, cultural, religious, and racial entities in Canada ... which can best be described as 'cultural genocide.'"
Canada's Residential Schools, Part I
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Audience: Adults
Language: English
Topic: Colonization | Indigenous peoples | Race relations | Racial discrimination
The Summary of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRCC) painstakingly and often painfully demonstrates over seven volumes and 3,300 total pages the primary purpose of residential schools in Canada: "through a process of assimilation, cause Aboriginal peoples to cease to exist as distinct legal, social, cultural, religious, and racial entities in Canada ... which can best be described as 'cultural genocide.'"
The Summary of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRCC) painstakingly and often painfully demonstrates over seven volumes and 3,300 total pages the primary purpose of residential schools in Canada: "through a process of assimilation, cause Aboriginal peoples to cease to exist as distinct legal, social, cultural, religious, and racial entities in Canada ... which can best be described as 'cultural genocide.'"