April 2006

The Circle Game: Shadows and Substance in the Indian Residential School Experience in Canada

$29.95 CAD

$26.95 USD

Binding: Paper
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Was the residential school era a misguided feature of Canada's generous humanitarian inclinations toward Aboriginal peoples? Were the notorious brutal acts of the operators of these schools the sporadic and isolated deeds of a few malign individuals? The authors of The Circle Game shout a resounding "No!" to these and related questions, arguing that existing accounts in various Canadian and Aboriginal media systematically obscure and misinform about the facts and their interpretation.

"Through the sharp lens of the authors' truth telling, everything looks profoundly different, not just how residential schooling happened but why it represents nothing but genocide. This book allows for processing cognitive dissonance, transcending conflict and guilt and experiencing liberation."—Barbara and Martin Rumscheidt, Atlantic School of Theology






Genre: Native Studies
Pub Date: April 2006
ISBN 978-1-894778-05-3
Size: 6 x 9 inches
Page Count: 334
Binding: Paper
BISAC 1: HIS006000
BISAC 2: PSY042000
BISAC 3: HIS028000