Paulette Regan’s path-breaking work focuses on the implementation of reconciliation at all levels of Canadian society.
A leading reconciliation scholar, her book Unsettling the Settler Within: Indian Residential Schools, Truth-telling and Reconciliation in Canada, is a call to action to engage in the transformative work of decolonization by rethinking our colonial past. It has been used extensively in university classrooms, inspiring a new generation of scholars to explore the role and responsibility that non-Indigenous peoples bear in the reconciliation process.
Paulette’s work has focused on Aboriginal rights, Indigenous – non Indigenous relations, and the legacy of Indian residential schools. Through university teaching, intercultural workshops and public speaking, she has encouraged people to reflect on why justice for Indigenous peoples must lie at the heart of reconciliation.
As Senior Researcher with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, she is currently responsible for the reconciliation volume of the Commission’s forthcoming Final Report.