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Introductory Essay: Canada ’S Own Brand Of Truth And Reconciliation?, Joanna R. Quinn Dec 2010

Introductory Essay: Canada ’S Own Brand Of Truth And Reconciliation?, Joanna R. Quinn

Joanna R. Quinn

The question of how societies might reach some kind of truth or reconciliation is complicated in post-conflict societies, where physical and social devastation is obvious. Yet in so-called “settler” societies, evidence of that kind of devastation, including the gross violation of human rights and blatant abuse, along with the lasting impact of that abuse, remains invisible to many, as outlined by the authors who have contributed to this special edition.