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Resurgence and Reconciliation: Indigenous-Settler Relations and Earth Teachings

Resurgence and Reconciliation: Indigenous-Settler Relations and Earth Teachings

Edited by Michael Asch, John Borrows, and James Tully

University of Toronto Press, 2018

The two major schools of thought in Indigenous-Settler relations on the ground, in the courts, in public policy, and in research are resurgence and reconciliation. Resurgence refers to practices of Indigenous self-determination and cultural renewal whereas reconciliation refers to practices of reconciliation between Indigenous and Settler nations, such as nation-with-nation treaty negotiations. Reconciliation also refers to the sustainable reconciliation of both Indigenous and Settler peoples with the living earth as the grounds for both resurgence and Indigenous-Settler reconciliation.

Critically and constructively analyzing these two schools from a wide variety of perspectives and lived experiences, this volume connects both discourses to the ecosystem dynamics that animate the living earth. Resurgence and Reconciliation is multi-disciplinary, blending law, political science, political economy, women’s studies, ecology, history, anthropology, sustainability, and climate change. Its dialogic approach strives to put these fields in conversation and draw out the connections and tensions between them.

By using “earth-teachings” to inform social practices, the editors and contributors offer a rich, innovative, and holistic way forward in response to the world’s most profound natural and social challenges. This timely volume shows how the complexities and interconnections of resurgence and reconciliation and the living earth are often overlooked in contemporary discourse and debate.

Table of contents

Part One
1. Back to the Future: Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation
Michael Asch

2. Earth-Bound: Indigenous Law & Environmental Reconciliation
John Borrows

3. Reconciliation Here on Earth
James Tully

Part Two
4. Rooted Constitutionalism: Growing Political Community
Aaron Mills

5.  Toward a Relational Paradigm- Four Points for Consideration: Knowledge, Gender, Land and Modernity
Gina Starblanket and Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark

6. Reconciliation and Resurgence: Reflections on the TRC Final Report
Paulette Regan

7. Reconciliation, Resurgence and Revitalization:  Collaborative Research Protocols with Contemporary First Nations Communities
Regna Darnell

8. Proceed With Caution: Reflections on Resurgence and Reconciliation
Kiera Ladner

9. Learning from the Earth, Learning from Each Other:  Ethnoecology, Responsibility and Reciprocity
Nancy Turner and Pamela Spalding

10.  Indigenous and Crown Sovereignty in Canada
Kent McNeil

11. Treaty-Ecologies:  With Persons, Peoples, Animals & the Land
Brian Noble

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