'Firetraps,' disease and abusers - At least native children died in Canada's residential schools. Some of the aboriginal children died as runaways and were found frozen to death in snowy fields; others, who tried to escape their abusers, drowned.
HEALING THE LEGACY OF THE RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS Between 1831 and residential schools operated in Canada through arrangements between the Government of Canada and the church. One common objective defined this period — the assimilation of Aboriginal children.
Theodore (Ted) Fontaine lost his family and freedom just after his seventh birthday, when his parents were forced to leave him at an Indian residential school by order of the Roman Catholic Church… read more at Kobo.
Vérité et réconciliation : De quoi s’agit-il? – Cahier de discussion pour la salle de classe (de la 5e à la 12e année) Dans ce cahier, vous trouverez les réponses des élèves aux questions et leurs réactions aux discussions qu’ils ont eues dans leurs classes, des déclarations de survivantes et survivants des pensionnats, des illustrations et des éléments d’information des rapports de la Commission.
David Robertson, Gr. 9 - 12 Seven Generations is told in four graphic novels: Book 1: Stone introduces Edwin, a young man who must discover his family’s past if he is to have any future. Book 3: Ends/Begins features the story of Edwin’s father and his residential-school experience. Book 4: The Pact a story of redemption, as father and his son reconcile their past and begin a new journey.