A new groundbreaking book on reconciliation, Our Shared Future – Windows into Canada’s Reconciliation Journey, was published this week.
This peer-reviewed book contains contributions from some of Canada’s leading scholars and leaders in reconciliation. It includes University of Winnipeg President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Annette Trimbee and other UWinnipeg alumni, including editors Laura E. Reimer and Robert Chrismas, and contributors Loretta Ross and Christa Yeates. Brian Rice, another fellow contributor, has ties to UWinnipeg. He taught in the Department of Education until his retirement.
This book provides deep insights and varied perspectives of innovative and courageous efforts to reconcile the conflicts that have characterized the history of Indigenous people, settlers, and their descendants in Canada.
From the opening chapter, the volume contextualizes why Canada is on a reconciliation journey and how that journey is far from over. It is a multi-disciplinary treatise on decolonization, peacebuilding, and conflict transformation that is a must-read for those scholars, students, and practitioners of peacebuilding seeking a deeper understanding of reconciliation, decolonization, and community building.
Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars and influencers from across Canada describe positive conflict transformation through various lenses, including education, economics, business, land sharing, and justice reform. The authors describe their personal and professional journeys, offering insights and research into how individuals and institutions are responding to reconciliation. Each chapter provides readers with windows into the tangible ways that Canadians are building a peaceful shared future together.