The Failure of Reconciliation

The Failure of Reconciliation

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May 30, 2014

In this 90-minute lecture, Kanien’kehaka (Mohawk) professor Taiaiake Alfred examines the reality of Canada’s reconciliation framework and its failure to restore healthy relations between Onkwehonwe and Canadian society.

Lecture delivered as part of the academic conference on ‘Civic Freedom in an Age of Diversity : James Tully’s Public Philosophy’ at the University of Quebec in Montreal, April 24-26 2014.

About Taiaiake Alfred

A Professor in Indigenous Governance and in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria, Taiaiake Alfred is a specialist in studies of traditional governance, the restoration of land-based cultural practices, and decolonization strategies. An indigenous intellectual of international renown, he is the author of many scholarly publications and writings, including Wasáse (Broadview, 2005); Peace, Power, Righteousness (Oxford University Press, 1999/2009); and Heeding the Voices of Our Ancestors (Oxford University Press, 1995).

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