Residential Schools

Collection by Aerin Kemp

Aerin Kemp
Canada confronts its dark history of abuse in residential schools Landmark report reveals school system’s brutal attempt to assimilate thousands of native children for more than a century and gives voice to survivors Canadian History, American History, Indian Residential Schools, Aboriginal Language, Native Child, Ontario Curriculum, Aboriginal People, Aboriginal Children, Aboriginal History

Canada's residential school story to be taught in classrooms this fall | CBC News

As Canadian students return to class, educators are scrambling to add an important new element to the curriculum - the history and impact of residential schools.

Fatty Legs, by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton: Margaret, a First Nations girl, goes to school to learn how to read. Can she outsmart the prejudiced teacher standing in her way? Read with mom finished Nov. Mighty Girl, Residential Schools, Version Francaise, Human Dignity, Summer Reading Lists, Comprehension Questions, Children's Literature, Literature Circles, First Nations

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Eight-year-old Margaret Pokiak has set her sights on learning to read, even though it means leaving her village in the high Arctic. Faced with unceasing

CBC News, Posted: Dec 2015 The Truth and Reconciliation Commission releases its final report Tuesday on the history and legacy of Canada's residential school system. Truth and Reconciliation Co. Aboriginal Education, Indigenous Education, Aboriginal History, Native American Children, Native American Artwork, Canadian History, Us History, Indian Boarding Schools, Every Child Matters

By the numbers: Truth and Reconciliation final report | CBC News

​The Truth and Reconciliation Commission releases its final report Tuesday on the history and legacy of Canada's residential school system. Here are some numbers and facts contained in the final report of the commission.

The Canadian Holocaust: The Indian Residential School Native Indian, Native American Indians, Native Americans, Indian Boarding Schools, Indian Residential Schools, Indian Language, Canadian History, Indian Heritage, First Nations


Indian Residential Schools, such as the Shubenacadie School, where Nora Bernard was incarcerated, were used extensively by Canada and the United States of America to try to exterminate American Indian Cultures

A nurse takes a blood sample from a boy at the Indian School, Port Alberni, B., in during the time when nutritional experiments were being conducted on students there and five other residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ho-Library and Archives Canada Canadian History, Us History, Women In History, History Channel, Aboriginal Children, Aboriginal People, Aboriginal Education, Indigenous Education, Native American Women

What happened to Jim? Experiments on Canada’s indigenous populations

Jim White thought he may have been experimented on at residential school - and he's likely right.

Adolescence is the time when girls deal with numerous modifications as they not just become physically mature, however sexually, too. In order to preserve health, they require to consult gynecologist, teen medication physician and obstetrician. Where Are The Children, Williams Lake, Aboriginal History, Government Of Canada, Residential Schools, St Anne, Canadian History, O Canada, Education System

Canada's first and only Indian Air Cadet Unit, "No. 610" in 1956. The boys are from the Roman Catholic-run Williams Lake, B.C., Residential School.

'The Pass System' explores dark chapter in Canadian history Indian Residential Schools, Norway House, Classroom Tools, Toronto Star, Canadian History, Aboriginal Art, First Nations, Native Americans, Law

'The Pass System' explores dark chapter in Canadian history

The Pass System, a documentary film directed by Alex Williams, explores this dark chapter, still shrouded in secrecy.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission's report details deaths of children in residential schools. Mi’kmaq girls pose for a photo during a sewing class at Shubenacadie Indian Residential School in Nova Scotia in Indian Residential Schools, Toronto Star, Us History, Girl Poses, First Nations, My Heart Is Breaking, Historical Photos, North America, Death

Truth and Reconciliation Commission's report details deaths of 3,201 children in residential schools

Watch the live stream of the findings of the final report from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Thousands died in residential schools and thos...

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Ten crimes of John A. Macdonald

On January 11 there will be state-sponsored glorifications of John A. Macdonald across Canada, but also Indigenous-led teach-ins about his real legacy. Wilfred Laurier said that "the life of Sir John A. the history of Canada," and it's true: Macdonald shows us that Canada is built on colonialism and oppression, driven by capitalist expansion, and armed with state violence.

Cover-up of residential school crimes a national shame: St. Anne’s Indian Residential School in Fort Albany, Ontario, was probably most infamous for having a homemade electric chair that was used to punish children. Native American Artwork, Native American Symbols, Native American Quotes, Native American History, American Indians, Canadian History, Us History, Women In History, Indian Residential Schools

Cover-up of residential school crimes a national shame

Ottawa seems more committed to saving money than to achieving justice for residential school survivors.

This is the story of one elderly man with a childhood of brutality seared into his memory. He decided to write a book to tell the world what he survived in a Manitoba residential school. His is the story of one little boy and the adults who betrayed him. Radios, Turtle Rock, Residential Schools, Elderly Man, North And South America, Like Animals, Writing A Book, St Therese, Social Studies

Residential school survivor Augie Merasty: 'We were treated like animals' | CBC Radio

The Education of Augie Merasty. Merasty was forced to walk 20 miles in subzero weather simply because he lost a mitten and then got the strap when he came back to St. Therese residential school empty-handed. He recounts surviving the abuse of the Manitoba residential school in "The Education of Augie Merasty." The Current, CBC Radio

Many more Indian residential school stories to be heard (photo: Prayer time in the girls' dormitory at Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School near Kenora, c. Indian Boarding Schools, Indian Residential Schools, Native American Artwork, School Info, Toronto Star, Prayer Times, Vintage School, National Archives, Dormitory

Fighting for history: Uncovering the truth of residential schools

A report from the front lines of the search for “truth” in Truth and Reconciliation, and a look at the people trying to make history accessible to abo...