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SOC 1012   Truth and Reconciliation   Credits: 3

In this course, students will gain an understanding of the historical factors that contributed to the creation of Residential Schools, including the history of colonization and the relationship between the government and Indigenous communities. Through the exploration of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Archives, students will be encouraged to make a personal connection to the Residential Schools in Northern Ontario. Students will engage with a variety of primary source documents and audio recordings in order to develop a tangible understanding of local history. Students will use the understanding of the history of Residential Schools to further develop a personal understanding of reconciliation. Students will gain an understanding of the history, impact and development of Truth & Reconciliation and will create a personal plan of Reconciliation.

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