Reconciliation through Reading

With the start of a new year the Faculty of Law’s Indigenous Initiatives Office (IIO) challenged each student, faculty and staff member to make and keep a reconciliation resolution. A reconciliation resolution is an action that will help the country move towards a better relationship with Indigenous people and the IIO suggest committing to three over the year.

One of the suggested activities includes reading and learning more about Indigenous people in Canada and the resolution process. With that in mind, here are some resources that can help you fulfill that resolution.

Bora Laskin Law Library

Indigenous Perspectives Collection reading list

Aboriginal Law in Canada research guide

Truth and Reconciliation Commission research guide

University of Toronto

Answering the Call: Wecheehetowin: Final Report of the Steering Committee for the University of Toronto Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Indigenous Studies research guide

The Indigenous History of Toronto research guide

More Indigenous Studies research guides

Broader Community

Residential School Reading List, Senator Murray Sinclair (Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada)

Reading for Reconciliation, Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples

A Reconciliation Reading List: 15 Must-Read Books, Federation of Ontario Public Libraries

Read for Reconciliation, Saskatoon Public Library

Most of the books and resources listed in these guides will be available at U of T (check the catalogue here). If not, Library staff can help arrange an inter-library loan for you.

Don’t forget to share your #ReconciliationResolution online: @UTLawIIO and @LaskinLawLib

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