In This Together: Fifteen Stories of Truth & Reconciliation

What is real reconciliation? This bestselling collection of essays from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous contributors from across Canada welcomes readers into a timely, healing conversation—one we’ve longed for but, before now, have had a hard time approaching.

These reflective and personal pieces come from journalists, writers, academics, visual artists, filmmakers, city planners, and lawyers, all of whom share their personal light-bulb moments regarding when and how they grappled with the harsh reality of colonization in Canada, and its harmful legacy. Without flinching, they look deeply and honestly at their own experiences and assumptions about race and racial divides in Canada in hopes that the rest of the country will do the same.

Edited by Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail and featuring a candid conversation between CBC radio host Shelagh Rogers and Chief Justice Sinclair, this book acts as a call for all Canadians to make reconciliation and decolonization a priority, and reminds us that once we know the history, we all have the responsibility—and ability—to make things better.


To listen to a podcast of the conversation between Shelagh Rogers and Chief Justice Sinclair, please click here.


In This Together … “reflects the new way of thinking, and the new concept of being Canadian.” (Victoria Times Colonist)

In This Together “wades enthusiastically into the complexity [of reconciliation]. And as a result, its 15 individual voices become much louder than the sum of their parts.” (Edmonton Journal)

In This Together “deserves to be bought and read.” (The Walrus)

In This Together demonstrates that colonization is not a thing of Canada’s past, and suggests that real reconciliation is only possible through an honest appraisal of our present.” (Quill & Quire)

“An exceptional and important read.” (Broken Pencil)

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