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The Legacy of Residential Schools


From: Reconciliation and Indigenous Justice


Chapter 1 introduces the objective of the book, which is to examine reconciliation and Indigenous justice through exploring the legacy of residential schools and their role that this legacy plays in this process. The author states that he is examining the legacy of residential schools to better understand the complexities and multifaceted nature of reconciliation and Indigenous justice as residential schools have been ever present in the Canadian consciousness for many years now; however, he highlights that the extent to which Canadians understand intergenerational trauma suffered by Indigenous Peoples, and the degree to which they are willing to support reconciliation, remains unclear even years after the release of the final reports which is what the book seeks to help those understand.



David Milward

David Milward is an associate professor of law with the University of Victoria and a member of the Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation of Duck Lake, Saskatchewan. He assisted the Truth and Reconciliation Commission with the authoring of its final report on Indigenous justice issues and is the author of Aboriginal Justice and the Charter: Realizing a Culturally Sensitive Interpretation of Legal Rights, which was joint winner of the K.D. Srivastava Prize for Excellence in Scholarly Publishing and was short-listed for the Canadian Law & Society Association Book Prize. He also co-authored The Art of Science in the Canadian Justice: A Reflection on My Experiences as an Expert Witness. Dr. Milward is the author of numerous articles on Indigenous justice in leading national and international law journals.