A Twelve-Step Program for a Post-Colonial Future

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by Joyce Green and Michael Burton | Canadian Dimension | Click HERE to read article

*TWELVE-STEP PROGRAMS* are renowned for their ability to bring communities of sufferers of addictions and compulsive disorders together in a climate of support and respect, and through the steps, to empower sufferers to create personal change for a healthier life. Drawing on this model, we propose that Canadians adopt a twelve-step program for a post-colonial future, marked by the reinvigoration of Indigenous sovereignties, fused with elements of the settler state’s structure and processes.