Truth, reconciliation & Indigenous literatures
Educators across Canada are working hard to tackle the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. They must forge ahead despite the growing but still insufficient resources to do so.
Michelle Coupal, Canada Research Chair in Truth, Reconciliation & Indigenous Literatures, is working to provide educators with theories and practical strategies for bringing Indigenous literatures into classrooms in respectful and ethical ways.
“Part of the reckoning in the path toward reconciliation involves establishing connections through the stories that Indigenous writers tell. My research aims to nurture ethical witnessing in the classroom as students enter into what one hopes is an allied and activist relationship with texts and materials that often directly engage with colonial violence and its ongoing legacies. Education is the key to restoring nation-to-nation relationships in Canada.”