Witnessing without Testimony: The Pedagogical Kairos of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission

  title={Witnessing without Testimony: The Pedagogical Kairos of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission},
  author={Laurie McNeill},
  journal={a/b: Auto/Biography Studies},
  pages={309 - 332}
  • Laurie McNeill
  • Published 3 July 2015
  • Political Science
  • a/b: Auto/Biography Studies
This essay examines administrative and pedagogical responses at one university to the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools, considering how such responses are made possible by the testimonial kairos of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In examining faculty's Truth and Reconciliation Commission “teaching stories,” the essay proposes “tertiary witnessing” as a potential new way of thinking about ethical pedagogical responses to testimony. 

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