Book launch

Sociology and Anthropology week
Thursday, 9 November 2017 - 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Contact information
Contact person: 
Karine Vanthuyne et Brieg Capitaine
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Cost to attend: 
Free of charge
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Event sponsors: 
Brieg Capitaine,Professeur de sociologie à l'École d'études sociologiques et anthopologiques de l'University d'Ottawa. Karine Vanthuyne,Professeure agrégée d'anthropologie à l'École d'études sociologiques et anthopologiques de l'University d'Ottawa

Book : Power through Testimony. Reframing Residential Schools in the Age of Reconciliation. (en anglais seulement)

Power through Testimony documents how survivors are remembering and reframing our understanding of residential schools in the wake of the 2007 Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, which includes the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a forum for survivors, families, and communities to share their memories and stories with the Canadian public. The commission closed and reported in 2015, and this timely volume reveals what happened on the ground. Drawing on eld research during the commission and in local communities, the contributors reveal how survivors are unsettling colonial narratives about residential schools and how churches and former school staff are receiving or resisting the new “residential school story.”

A short presentation will be given by the coeditors. . Tracy Coates (Professor, Institute of Canadian and Aboriginal studies, UofO), Mireille McLaughlin (Associate professor, School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies, UofO) and Véronique Strimelle (Associate professor, Departement of criminology, UofO) will comment chapters of the book both in english and french


                           Event Sponsors: 

School of sociological and anthropological studies, University of Ottawa

Institute of Canadian and Indigenous studies, University of Ottawa.

Interdisciplinary Research Group on the Territories of Extraction (IRGTE)

Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Citizenship and Minorities (CIRCEM)