SAP sponsored event: Enduring Injustices and Truth and Reconciliation Commissions for Indigenous Peoples
UiT: The Arctic University of Norway
October 21, 2019 9:15 am — October 22, 2019 5:15 pm
Contact Kerstin Reibold for more information.
Truth and Reconciliation Commissions (TRCs) for indigenous people have become widespread in recent years. Canada’s TRC has already ended, Greenland’s and Norway’s TRC processes are ongoing, Finland just decided to set up a TRC, and in Sweden there is increasing pressure to do so. Underlying the decisions to establish TRCs is the recognition that past injustices have shaped the present in so far unacknowledged and under-researched ways and have sometimes hardened into enduring and structural injustices that need to be addressed.The workshop seeks to explore the connections between TRCs and enduring injustices. It will cover different forms of enduring injustice and ask how addressing them through a TRC differs from addressing them within other frameworks for dealing with structural and historic injustice. It also highlights potential points of conflict between TRCs and the aim of addressing enduring injustices. Lastly, the workshop is meant to explore avenues for future research as more TRCs for indigenous peoples are taking up their work.
Workshop programme and info: Enduring Injustices and Truth and Reconciliation Commissions for Indigenous Peoples