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The Canadian Apology to Indigenous Residential School Survivors: A Case Study of Renegotiation of Social Relations

  • Neil Funk-Unrau
Part of the Rhetoric, Politics and Society Series book series (RPS)

Abstract

Ever since the groundbreaking work of Nicholas Tavuchis2 growing number of psychologists, political scientists, legal analysts and other scholars have become enamoured with the complex implications of the deceptively simple expression, ‘I am so sorry …’ What does it mean to give an apology? What must be included in this statement for it to be considered genuine or sincere? Can all acts of wrongdoing be justifiably apologised for? Who should be expected to apologise and who to? Can an apology stand on its own or does it need some additional gesture of recompense to make it meaningful?

Keywords

Aboriginal People Alternative Dispute Resolution Residential School Canadian Government Legal Claim 
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