UNSETTLING THE SETTLER WITHIN by Paulette Regan

The bookclub will begin the fall with this challenging book.
We will be meeting at Helen Griffn’s home 1370 Armstrong Dr. on September 14 and 28 at 2.00pm.  All are invited to join us!

In 2008, Canada established a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to mend the deep rifts between Aboriginal peoples and the settler society that created Canada’s notorious residential school system. Unsettling the Settler Within argues that non-Aboriginal Canadians must undergo their own process of decolonization in order to truly participate in the transformative possibilities of reconciliation. Settlers must relinquish the persistent myth of themselves as peacemakers and acknowledge the destructive legacy of a society that has stubbornly ignored and devalued Indigenous experience. A compassionate call to action, this powerful book offers a new and hopeful path toward healing the wounds of the past.