Source: (2004) In Catherine Bell and David Kahane, eds, Intercultural Dispute Resolution in Aboriginal Contexts. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press. Pp. 176-195.
The purpose of this chapter is to review the several ways that reconciliation has been defined and applied, and to explore some of the reconciliation issues facing the GitÂ¬xsan nation. I provide a brief background and description of the GitÂ¬xsan negotiation process for lands and resources and human services, a cursory exploration and critique of how reconciliation has been defined and applied in four different contexts, a description of reconciliation issues from a GitÂ¬xsan perspective, and preliminary recommendations for future action for the GitÂ¬xsan and the Canadian state as represented by the provincial and federal governments. (excerpt)