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We are delighted to announce that Arthur J. Ray’s Aboriginal Rights Claims and the Making and Remaking of History has won the 2017 Canada Prize in the Humanities and Social Science!
From the jury’s citation: “Arthur J. Ray’s masterful study is based on three decades of experience in academic research and in courtrooms … Read More >
This past June, Truth and Reconciliation commissioner Dr. Marie Wilson delivered the keynote at the Annual General Meeting for the Association of Canadian Publishers. In her keynote she shared her reflections on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and provided some suggestions with publishers about how they might advance reconciliation through their work.
Dr. Wilson was kind enough … Read More >
Volume 1, part 2 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report on Canada’s Residential Schools carries the story of the residential school system from the end of the Great Depression to the closing of the last remaining schools in the late 1990s. It demonstrates that the underfunding and unsafe living conditions that characterized the … Read More >
Last week our MQUP colleagues, Ryan Van Huijstee and Elena Goranescu, attended the event in Ottawa announcing the completion of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Here are Ryan’s observations:
Two chairs were left empty on the stage at this week’s official release of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The chairs were there to honour the memory of the children who never returned from the residential schools.
Below, a sobering excerpt from Canada’s Residential Schools: Missing Children and Unmarked Burials, volume 4 of … Read More >
McGill-Queen’s University Press has undertaken to publish its own edition of the six volumes of the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in English and French, after the TRC officially releases the report in mid-December. The final report is expected to be over 2 million words with contributions from over 6,750 … Read More >
MQUP was proud to take part in a tribute to Terry Fenge at a conference in Ottawa this week. Terry co-edited two books for MQUP, including the new collection Keeping Promises: The Royal Proclamation of 1763, Aboriginal Rights, and Treaties in Canada. He died of a sudden heart attack in early November, soon … Read More >