Indigenous Reconciliation: Why, What, and How

  • Ranjan Datta
    University of Saskatchewan


Although a great number of academic researchers have introduced reconciliation in their work, they have not explained what it means from Indigenous perspectives. How do we need to understand and practise it in our
everyday practice? Why should we all, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, practise land-based and antiracist learning—as a system of reciprocal social relations and ethical practices—as a framework for reconciliation? This article initiates these transdisciplinary questions that challenge not only our static science and social science mindsets, but also the responsibilities for reconciliation, including building respectful relationships with Indigenous people, respecting Indigenous treaties, taking actions to decolonise our ways of knowing and acting, learning the role of colonised education processes, and protecting Indigenous land and environment rights.

Published: 2020-02-28
Pages:47 to 63
Section: Articles
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How to Cite
Datta, R. (2020). Indigenous Reconciliation: Why, What, and How. International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies, 12(2), 47-63.