Residential schools

Resource package is based on the witness blanket, with connections to residential schools and survivors in Saskatchewan, but also in Canada and the United States. There are resources for teachers, parents and students to enhance their knowledge of residential school legacy. There are two outcomes in the Social Studies curriculum that relate; DR8.1 and DR8,3. In the Treaty Education curriculum SI8. There are also connections to the rest of the curriculum; English has CR8.1, 8.3, 8.5, 8.7;
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Read the government documents discussing the neglect, abuse, and the intent of the residential schools covering 100 years. This is a great resource for furthering our understanding of residential school, or to allow the parents to better understand the topic that is being taught.

A National Crime: The Canadian Government and the Residential School System

A National Crime: the Canadian Government and the Residential School System, 1879 to by John S.

Provides a first-hand experience of the residential school from both sides of the experiences, rising questions about the intent of residential schools and the survivors that lived there during the legacy. This book could be used in lit circles, either in a social studies aspect or to use in ELA and make cross-curricular topics

Pipestone : my life in an Indian boarding school / Adam Fortunate Eagle ; afterword by Laurence M.

Did you know almost half of non-Aboriginal Canadians living in cities have not heard or read anything about Indian residential schools? #WeStandTogether. This is a poster that could be used in the classroom or as a stat to help students understand why it is important to learn about residential schools

Did you know almost half of non-Aboriginal Canadians living in cities have not heard or read anything about Indian residential schools?

AFN - Aboriginal People, Resilience and the Residential School Legacy. PDF download.

AFN - Aboriginal People, Resilience and the Residential School Legacy. PDF download.

Eight year old Margaret Pokiak wants to read but that means leaving her Inuit family. Being humiliated by a nun, she shows bravery and humanity, eventually teaching the nun a lesson. This could be used as a lit circle, or as a personal reflection piece where the students could read the chapters and compare/contrast them to their own lives.

"Fatty Legs: A True Story" by Christy Jordon-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton - shortlisted for the 2011 Sheila A.

Reflections on Indian Residential Schools by the survivors. Can be used with a mature class, but more intended to strengthen the teacher's or parent's understanding of material.

Speaking my truth : reflections on reconciliation & residential school / selected by Shelagh Rogers, Mike DeGagné, Jonathan Dewar. Location:FNUNIV Regina Call Number: E 2012 social studies!

A quick clip of the news report that revealed the amount of deaths caused by the residential schools, very factual and to the point but does not leave a lot of room for answers. This is a great way to start a discussion on legacy of residential schools with students

At least 3,000 died in residential schools, research shows

A news story about First Nations Students who died while under the care of the Residential Schools system in Canada.

Indian Horse by Richard Wagemese; Story of an Aboriginal man struggling with addiction after his residential school experience.

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Indian horse richard wagamese essaytyper Quill and Quire.-based Ojibway author Richard Wagamese has written. residential school to life through the story of Saul Indian Horse.

Red Wolf Book trailer

RED WOLF is historical fiction for ages 10 through adult. The overarching theme of the book is the Indian Residential School system and the impact it has had.

Saskatchewan curriculum DR8.1 and DR8.3

Saskatchewan curriculum and

Stranger at Home, A, Middle Grade Readers - Annick Press. A sequel to Fatty Legs, Margaret returns home only to find that her family rejects her, claiming that she has lost her heritage. Provides students with an opportunity to see the cultures, languages and traditions lost as a result of residential schools.

A stranger at home : a true story / Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret Pokiak-Fenton ; artwork by Liz Amini-Holmes.

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