1. What does reconciliation mean to you?
  2. Have you encountered stories about Indian Residential Schools before and, if so, where—in school, in the media, in literature or film? How do the readings selected here challenge or contradict your initial understanding of the impact of Residential Schools?
  3. Are the events of the past (the mistakes of our parents or grandparents) the responsibility of present generations? Do the readings in this volume challenge this idea?
  4. In what ways do some of the readings present the history of Indian Residential Schools as an issue of importance to all Canadians?
  5. It has been suggested that reconciliation necessarily involves negotiations among many different stakeholders. How do you see Canadians reconciling the legacy of Indian Residential Schools?
  6. How do you see yourself, your family, or community in relation to these issues? What types of situations, reparations, actions, gestures of reconciliation do you think should occur?
  7. Why is it important to bring new Canadians into the process of addressing past wrongs?
  8. Is apology an important part of healing and reconciliation?
  9. How will we know when reconciliation has taken place in Canada?