Author Meets Reviewers: The Sleeping Giant Awakens: Genocide, Indian Residential Schools, and the Challenge of Conciliation

Conference Highlights, Panels and Plenary
Indigenous-Settler Relations and Decolonization

Three invited scholars will provide critical commentary on Professor David B. MacDonald’s recent book, The Sleeping Giant Awakens: Genocide, Indian Residential Schools, and the Challenge of Conciliation (University of Toronto Press, 2019). These comments will be followed by a response from the author and audience questions. As stated on the book jacket, “MacDonald uses genocide as an analytical tool to better understand Canada’s past and present relationships between settlers and Indigenous peoples… Based on archival research, extensive interviews with residential school Survivors, and officials at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, among others, The Sleeping Giant Awakens offers a unique and timely perspective on the prospects for conciliation after genocide…”

Panelists

David MacDonald, University of Guelph
Elaine Coburn, York University
Kerry Bailey, University of Saskatchewan
Patricia McGuire, Carleton University
Tags: Indigenous Studies, Politics and Social Movements, Violence

Organizer: Jeffrey Denis, McMaster University