Canada's history wars: indigenous genocide and public memory in the United States, Australia and Canada

  title={Canada's history wars: indigenous genocide and public memory in the United States, Australia and Canada},
  author={D. B. Macdonald},
  journal={Journal of Genocide Research},
  pages={411 - 431}
In this article, I explore the slow development of a national debate in Canada about genocide in the Indian residential schools, which I compare to earlier ‘history wars’ in Australia and the United States. In the first section I begin with a brief introduction to the history of the IRS system and some of its legacies, as well as attempts at redress. These include financial compensation through the 2006 IRS Settlement Agreement, an official apology and the creation of a Truth and Reconciliation… Expand
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