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Inmates tell residential school stories

Publié: 31  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 31  Octobre  2012 - Publication: The Yellowknifer

Lien http:///www.infomedia.gc.ca/ainc-inac/articles/unrestricted/2012/10/ain20121081099792_20.htm

 For the first time ever this week, inmates at Yellowknife's North Slave Correctional Centre shared first-hand the affects of residential school on their lives - an unfortunate legacy which commissioner Marie Wilson says lives on in our public institutions.

   "It lives in the emergency ward of hospitals. It lives on in our social welfare system. It lives on in correctional facilities," she said. "It lives in all those places we think of negative statistics, so it's very important we not overlook those voices."


A play that shocks us into thinking

Publié: 31  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 31  Octobre  2012 - Publication: The Hamilton Spectator

Lien http://www.infomedia.gc.ca/ainc-inac/articles/unrestricted/2012/10/ain2012101737346495_27.htm

Where The Blood Mixes is shock therapy. A play that takes you to a place of private pain, it uses as background the infamous residential schools where young aboriginal boys and girls were sequestered. It tells how native youngsters were forced into institutions because their parents were deemed unfit.

   By whose standards we might ask?

   Lorne Cardinal, (Corner Gas), a member of the Cree nation, knows the pain of the residential school. He didn't go to one, but his father did.


TRC meets with NWT inmates

Publié: 29  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 30  Octobre  2012 - Publication: CBC North

Lien http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/story/2012/10/29/north-trc-inmates.html

Prisoners at the Northwest Territories’ biggest jail will get a chance to tell their stories of residential school during four days of private statement gathering this week.

Truth and Reconciliation commissioner Marie Wilson started the process on Monday, when she met with prisoners. It was the first time a TRC commissioner has met with inmates.

Jail is a place former residential school student Hank Lafferty knows well. For 21 years he lived a life of drinking and crime that led to him serving time in Yellowknife, Edmonton, and Drumheller, Alta.


Forgotten Stories: Inuit Students in Residential Schools

Publié: 29  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 30  Octobre  2012 - Publication: University of Manitoba

Lien http://umanitoba.ca/news/blogs/blog/2012/10/29/forgotten-stories-inuit-students-in-residential-schools/

The University of Manitoba is hosting a new exhibit that will raise awareness of the Inuit experience of residential schools – an often untold or misunderstood perspective.

The exhibit – “We Were So Far Away: The Inuit Experience of Residential Schools” – is a project of the Legacy of Hope Foundation, a national Aboriginal charitable organization.

Justice Murray Sinclair, honoured Inuit survivors, and University of Manitoba President David Barnard will officially open the exhibit on October 31, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the Brodie Centre (727 McDermot Ave.). The exhibit runs until November 16 and it is free and open to the public and schools.


Class action lawsuit launched over residential school day scholars

Publié: 29  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 30  Octobre  2012 - Publication: APTN National News

Lien http://aptn.ca/pages/news/2012/10/29/class-action-lawsuit-launched-over-residential-school-day-scholars/

APTN National news
Two British Columbia chiefs have joined together to launch a class action suit over what they claims is glaring hypocrisy.

Hundreds of their members were ineligible for residential school compensation only because they were allowed to return home at night.

These students are known as day scholars and the chiefs are fighting on their behalf.

APTN National News reporter Rob Smith has this story.


Copy the territories on mandatory residential school education

Publié: 25  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 26  Octobre  2012 - Publication: Wawatay News

Lien http://www.wawataynews.ca/archive/all/2012/10/25/copy-territories-mandatory-residential-school-education_23627

The documentary 8th Fire, shown on CBC earlier this year, had a number of wonderful scenes, but one in particular stands out given recent news coming from northern Canada. In the scene a group of young high school students living in southern Ontario went through a course on residential schools. The students were shocked and appalled to learn about what had happened to First Nations students so recently in this country. But even more astounding was the fact that none of them had ever heard of residential schools before that course.

Non-Aboriginal children cannot be blamed for their lack of knowledge of residential schools. In most cases, neither can their parents. It is a part of Canadian history that has for too long been covered up and glossed over. But the government can be blamed, and should be held responsible. The government created the schools. The least it can do now is make sure the entire country gets educated about what happened during that time.


Tk'emlups, Sechelt vow to continue day-scholar fight

Publié: 25  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 26  Octobre  2012 - Publication: KamloopsNews.ca

Lien http://www.kamloopsnews.ca/article/20121025/KAMLOOPS0101/121029908/-1/kamloops01/tkemlups-sechelt-vow-to-continue-day-scholar-fight

Public meetings with other First Nations will begin early in the new year as the Tk’emlups and Sechelt Indian Bands continue to seek redress for residential-school day scholars.

Even if no one else joins the campaign, this is a fight Tk’emlups and Sechelt will not abandon, Jo-Anne Gottfriedson said Thursday.

“We will go full steam ahead,” she said.


Phil Fontaine lets politics get in the way of truth

Publié: 24  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 25  Octobre  2012 - Publication: Catholic Reigster

Lien http://www.catholicregister.org/columns/item/15284-phil-fontaine-lets-politics-get-in-the-way-of-the-truth

The canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha on Oct. 21 was characterized — wittingly or not — in such factional terms by Phil Fontaine, former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, who was present in Rome for the canonization. Fontaine had been in Rome in 2009, accompanied by Canadian bishops, to receive an apology for the treatment of native children in residential schools. So he speaks with some authority on relations between native peoples and the Catholic Church. But what he said in Rome cannot go unremarked.


Indian bands continue fight on behalf of residential school day scholars

Publié: 23  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 24  Octobre  2012 - Publication: KamloopsNews.ca

Lien http://www.kamloopsnews.ca/article/20121023/KAMLOOPS0101/121029956/-1/kamloops/indian-bands-continue-fight-on-behalf-of-residential-school-day

The Tk’emlúps and Sechelt Indian bands plan to meet in Kamloops on Thursday to discuss their continuing efforts to seek redress for residential school day scholars.

The two bands have launched a class-action lawsuit on behalf of students who were forced to attend residential schools during the day and experienced the same abuses and loss of culture and language as their classmates who lived at the schools.

“It’s basically Kamloops and Sechelt that are leading the way in every way,” said Jo-Anne Gottfriedson.


Indian Act proposals wanting

Publié: 23  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 23  Octobre  2012 - Publication: Winnipeg Free Press

Lien http://www.infomedia.gc.ca/ainc-inac/

The House of Commons has before it two proposals, one Liberal and one Conservative, to end the Indian Act. Liberal Leader Bob Rae's prescription is to begin with consultation and move to a scheduled plan for replacement of those sections of the antiquated act that rule the daily lives of First Nations people. This recipe for protracted negotiation is almost as bad as a Conservative private member's bill based on the premise of rewrite first, consult later. The better approach would be to invite expedited consultation to replace the act, the nature of which offends the concept of selfgovernment and the rights of citizens within a liberal, democratic society.


Canadians see St. Kateri's canonization as help for reconciliation

Publié: 22  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 23  Octobre  2012 - Publication: Catholic News Service

Lien http://www.catholicregister.org/news/international/item/15272-canadians-see-st-kateris-canonization-as-help-for-reconciliation

VATICAN CITY - After decades of resentment and horror over the abuse of indigenous children, the canonization of St. Kateri Tekakwitha marked a further step toward the reconciliation of the indigenous communities and the Catholic Church.

Phil Fontaine, former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations of Canada, told Canadian church and government officials the canonization "makes it possible, very much possible, to bring our community -- the First Nations -- very much closer with the Catholic Church. There was a rupture for too long."

Fontaine headed a 2009 Canadian aboriginal delegation to the Vatican, which received a formal apology from the church for the treatment of native children in Canadian residential schools.


Residential schools curriculum being planned

Publié: 22  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 23  Octobre  2012 - Publication: Whitehorse Daily Star

Lien http://www.infomedia.gc.ca/ainc-inac/articles/unrestricted/2012/10/ain20121093500595_19.htm

Work is underway in the Yukon to develop a residential schools curriculum on the heels of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, where pilot programs were recently launched.

   Education Minister Scott Kent said last week the department hopes to have curriculum in place within the next two school years, 2014/2015 at the latest.

   "The N.W.T. and Nunavut have developed the curriculum and are implementing it at the high school level, I believe," Kent said.


Residential School history

Publié: 22  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 22  Octobre  2012 - Publication: NWT News/North

Lien http://www.infomedia.gc.ca/ainc-inac/articles/restricted/2012/10/ain201210427485703_113.htm

 Dear editor, as an aboriginal, I strongly feel that the plight of our people should be among the general knowledge of Canadians. It puts in context some of our lasting dysfunction. Regional variations in school curriculum are entirely functional and indicative of a functioning democracy. Quebec has its curriculum slanted toward the history of the rise of Quebec nationalism. Manitoba has a stronger emphasis on the history of its Metis population.


Residential School was good for me

Publié: 22  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 22  Octobre  2012 - Publication: NWT News/North

Lien http://www.infomedia.gc.ca/ainc-inac/articles/restricted/2012/10/ain201210428188968_113.htm

The papers sure opened up a can of worms once again with more publicity on residential school, with a picture of three very proud and prominent people: Hon. Jackson Lafferty, Premier Eva Aariak and Truth and Reconciliation commissioner Marie Wilson. My phone is ringing and people are asking when is it going to end?

   Well, money talks and it is the elite who keep this going - lawyers, commissioners, their helpers, etc. This is the best thing that came along for them. They throw crumbs at the little people by using them, so what? We let it happen! Besides, the little people gladly go on to attend another rehabilitation workshop in Yellowknife. A bunch went to one a few days ago. They got their way paid to Yellowknife. They get to stay in hotels, expenses paid, etc. We all know they are being used by the do-gooders whose eyeballs are only targetting the big money they will charge to look after the poor residential school victims.


We Were Children a 'healing journey' for residential school survivors

Publié: 19  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 22  Octobre  2012 - Publication: CBC.ca

Lien http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2012/10/19/imaginenative-we-were-children-charleyboy.html

Residential schools, revisited in the new film We Were Children, are one of those things that no one wants to talk about. It’s a shameful part of Canada’s history that many would prefer to ignore or to just put to rest.

The forced assimilation of First Nations children in residential schools lasted more than 130 years. Until 1996, more than 100,000 children were legally placed in Christian care. There were many atrocities and cases of abuse that occurred, leaving thousands of residential school survivors with wounds that run deep.


Assembly of First Nations Celebrates the Canonization of Blessed Kateri

Publié: 19  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 22  Octobre  2012 - Publication: AFN.ca

Lien http://www.afn.ca/index.php/en/news-media/latest-news/assembly-of-first-nations-celebrates-the-canonization-of-blessed-kater

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo joins First Nations citizens in celebrating the canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Indigenous woman from North America to become a saint. 


'It's the same great spirit'

Publié: 22  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 22  Octobre  2012 - Publication: Winnipeg Free Press

Lien http://www.infomedia.gc.ca/ainc-inac/articles/unrestricted/2012/10/ain201210282267917_21.htm

VATICAN CITY -- "Sainte Kateri, Protectrice du Canada et premiere Sainte Amerindienne..." Those words from Pope Benedict XVI were ones Chief Wilton Littlechild travelled across the Atlantic Ocean to hear. Despite the 26 C heat, he watched from the crowd in St. Peters Square wearing a traditional war bonnet, resplendent with beadwork, tanned hide and eagle feathers.

   "It's unbelievable, just amazing" he said to me. He should know. This is the latest step on a journey for Littlechild that has taken him from a residential school as a boy to an appointment as commissioner for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Indeed, reconciliation between the church and First Nations people was on the minds of many here.


Residential school hearing comes to Manitoulin Island

Publié: 18  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 19  Octobre  2012 - Publication: SaultStar.com

Lien http://www.saultstar.com/2012/10/18/residential-school-hearing-comes-to-manitoulin-island

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission will be in Manitoulin Island next week.

Two days of hearings are planned on M'Chigeeng First Nation on Thursday and Friday.

Commissioner Marie Wilson will hear from aboriginals who attended Indian residential schools.

Private statements can be made to Wilson.

The event is open to the public.

The commission was created following the 2007 Indian Residential Schools settlement agreement. Its mandate is to inform all Canadians about what happened during the 150-year history of residential schools.


Healing from the effects of residential schools

Publié: 19  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 19  Octobre  2012 - Publication: Coast Reporter

Lien http://www.coastreporter.net/article/20121019/SECHELT0604/310199993/-1/sechelt/healing-from-the-effects-of-residential-schools

As she stood on the pier waving goodbye to her parents, she did not know it was the last time she would ever see them.

Noelledeva Hanuse-Young was only six years old when she was forcibly removed from her home, family and community and sent to live at the residential school in Sechelt. While there, she suffered immeasurably as she tried to come to terms with the scope of her loss and adapt to her new surroundings.


We’re corporately responsible for Residential School abuses 0

Publié: 18  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 19  Octobre  2012 - Publication: NorthumberlandToday.com

Lien http://www.northumberlandtoday.com/2012/10/18/were-corporately-responsible-for-residential-school-abuses

In 1963 I went north to teach in a Residential School on James Bay. I taught there out of a sense of mission. I had grown up in the Anglican Church and had dutifully filled my Mission box with the picture of the little Aboriginal child on it. I wanted to do more. My teaching experience at the school was a mixed blessing. I loved my teaching. The children were quiet and responsive. They loved school. On the other hand, we were told that we were there, not to learn about Aboriginal ways, but to turn the children in our class into ‘white’ children. In many ways that seemed right, even logical, for I knew that if they did not have the skills necessary they would not go past Grade 7.


Vatican to declare Mohawk Kateri Tekakwitha a saint

Publié: 17  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 18  Octobre  2012 - Publication: TheSpec.com

Lien http://www.thespec.com/news/canada/article/819301--vatican-to-declare-mohawk-kateri-tekakwitha-a-saint

In Akwesasne, in Toronto’s North York, on Manitoulin Island, in Midland and in communities across Canada, this weekend’s unlikely star is a young Mohawk woman who lived to just 24 and died more than three centuries ago.

On Sunday in Rome, Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha will become the first First Nations woman elevated to sainthood by the Roman Catholic Church.

“It’s awesome!” Sister Kateri Baudry told the Star in an interview from Wikwemikong on Manitoulin Island as she packed Tuesday for the trip to Rome to attend the canonization mass.


Nova Scotians to witness aboriginal woman become saint

Publié: 15  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 16  Octobre  2012 - Publication: CBC.ca

Lien http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2012/10/15/ns-indian-brook-tekakwitha.html

Dozens of Nova Scotians from the Indian Brook First Nation are travelling to the Vatican this week to witness a ceremony for the first ever First Nations person from North America to ascend to Catholic sainthood.

Kateri Tekakwitha, a Mohawk woman, is set to be canonized at the Vatican's St. Peter's Basilica on Sunday — 300 years after her death.


UBC professors examine residential schools at symposium

Publié: 12  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 15  Octobre  2012 - Publication: UBC News

Lien http://news.ok.ubc.ca/2012/10/12/ubc-professors-examine-residential-schools-at-symposium/

UBC Indigenous Studies professors Margo Tamez and Greg Younging returned recently from delivering talks at the Carlisle Symposium in Pennsylvania. The Carlisle Indian Industrial School was the first off-reservation boarding school, and it became a model for Indian boarding schools in both the United States and Canada.

"Most, if not all Canadian residential schools were based on the model of Carlisle -- it was the ultimate regimented industrial model of assimilation in its day," says Tamez, who is a faculty member with the Indigenous Studies program in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences.


Winnipeg Researchers Get $500K For Residential Schools Digital Storytelling Project

Publié: 14  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 15  Octobre  2012 - Publication: Indian Country Today Network

Lien http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/10/14/winnipeg-researchers-get-500k-for-residential-schools-digital-storytelling-project-139008

A $500,000 grant from the Aboriginal Healing Foundation will help the University of Winnipeg’s Oral History Centre produce a digital storytelling project to document the intergenerational effects of residential schools.

Researchers will speak to men who were raised by students of residential schools, which builds on research from 2010, when six aboriginal women shared their stories about being raised by mothers who were forced to attend the schools.


NWT, Nunavut will have mandatory classes on residential schools

Publié: 03  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 12  Octobre  2012 - Publication: The Montreal Gazette

Lien http://www.montrealgazette.com/health/Nunavut+will+have+mandatory+classes+residential+schools/7338563/story.html

Counsellors and help lines are ready as northern schools prepare for mandatory classes on residential schools in the very communities where their impact may have been the worst.

Teachers from across Nunavut and the Northwest Territories are in Yellowknife this week to learn how to deliver the new course in Grade 10 classrooms for the first time later this month.

"This is risky," said John Stewart, one of the authors of the new curriculum.


Residential School curriculum coming to Yukon

Publié: 12  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 11  Octobre  2012 - Publication: APTN National News

Lien http://aptn.ca/pages/news/2012/10/10/residential-school-curriculum-coming-to-yukon/

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APTN National News
The governments of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut recently joined forces to create a mandatory curriculum for high school students to learn the legacy and history of residential schools.

So what about the Yukon, Canada’s other territory?

APTN National News reporter Shirley McLean has this story.

 

Canada: Residential Schools

Publié: 11  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 11  Octobre  2012 - Publication: PressTV.com

Lien http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/10/09/265748/human-rights-inferno-in-canada/

Residential schools were set up with the assumption that aboriginal culture failed to adapt to the dominant modern society. They thought native children could be successful if they assimilated into the Canadian society by adopting Christianity and speaking either English or French. Resident students were shunned from speaking their mother tongue and if they had, they would have gone through the worst conceivable form of punishment. Sexual and mental abuse was the common experience among the indigenous students who were forced to attend the so-called religious schools by the government. For most of the year, they were away from their parents. The concept of assimilation was a big lie and the children eventually left schools with a broken spirit and an amputated soul.
 


Residential school survivors to speak

Publié: 09  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 09  Octobre  2012 - Publication: The Daily Gleaner

Lien http://www.infomedia.gc.ca/ainc-inac/articles/unrestricted/2012/10/ain2012101013390417_38.htm

Three siblings from the Tobique First Nation who were sent to a residential school in Nova Scotia in the 1950s will tell their stories as part of a new speaker series this week at the University of New Brunswick.

   Vaughan, Wayne and Iris Nicholas will take part in a panel discussion on Thursday titled You took Our Talk, as the first speakers in the new Wolastoqiyik/Mi'kmaq Speaker Series Welcome to Our Talking Circle.

   The event will begin at 7 p.m. in room 356 of Marshall d'Avray Hall.


NWT and NU Curriculum on Residential Schools unveiled

Publié: 08  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 09  Octobre  2012 - Publication: Legacy of Hope.ca

Lien http://www.legacyofhope.ca/downloads/press-release-northern-curriculum.pdf

A comprehensive residential schools curriculum package developed in partnership with the Legacy of Hope Foundation (LHF), the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Government of Nunavut was presented on October 2, 2012 in Yellowknife, NT. The Honourable Eva Aariak, Premier and Minister of Education of the Government of Nunavut and the Honourable Jackson Lafferty, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment with the Government of the Northwest Territories unveiled the curriculum at the beginning of Territorial-wide teacher training for social and northern studies teachers. The first edition of The Residential School System in Canada: Understanding the Past – Seeking Reconciliation – Building Hope for Tomorrow was presented to Marie Wilson, Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.


A step in the healing process

Publié: 08  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 09  Octobre  2012 - Publication: Hay River Hub.com

Lien http://www.hayriverhub.com/2012/10/a-step-in-the-healing-process/

When Shirley Lamalice was a child, she was taken from her home and forced to attend a residential school for almost seven years. She missed out on family bonding, speaking her native language and eating her traditional foods, among many other things.  Decades later, her healing journey continues. The new chair of the K’atl’odeeche First Nation District Education Authority spoke highly of the decision to include a residential schools curriculum within the NWT Northern Studies and Nunavut Social Studies courses.


Residential schools studies part of mandatory Grade 10 lessons in Canada’s North

Publié: 09  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 09  Octobre  2012 - Publication: The Star.com

Lien http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1268177--residential-schools-studies-part-of-mandatory-grade-10-lessons-in-canada-s-north

Paul Andrew remembers the long trek home from school.

Every summer for seven years, Andrew would return from Grolier Hall in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, one of the largest residential schools in the territory, to his home in the isolated hamlet of Fort Norman, now known as Tulita.

“You were going home to a culture you didn’t understand or a language you didn’t understand, except it’s among your own people,” Andrew said. “I always referred to it as going to residential schools again.”


Students in Nunavut, NWT to learn about residential schools

Publié: 03  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 05  Octobre  2012 - Publication: Sun News Network

Lien http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/politics/archives/2012/10/20121003-124722.html

The history of Canada's residential school program and its devastating effects on Aboriginal Peoples will be part of the school curriculum in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories.

"I hope this resource enables and challenges students to think about the past and the impact of education on the future," Nunavut Premier Eva Aariak said.

Students will learn about the more than 130 residential schools in Canada from the 1870s to 1996, where scores of aboriginal children - many forcibly taken from their families and forced to attend far-away church-run schools to learn western culture and religion - suffered physical, sexual and psychological abuse.

Students will also hear from residential school survivors and learn about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which aims to preserve survivors' stories and help Canadians heal.

"The coursework and resources enclosed are the result of exhaustive research and provide a deeper understanding of the impacts of residential schools on the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada," Northwest Territories Education Minister Jackson Lafferty said. "This will give our students insight into the challenges faced by survivors, and a context for healing and reconciliation."

The new curriculum is part of a joint effort by the governments of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories.


Calls grow for residential school compensation deadline extension

Publié: 04  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 05  Octobre  2012 - Publication: APTN National News

Lien http://aptn.ca/pages/news/2012/10/04/calls-grow-for-residential-school-compensation-deadline-extension/

APTN National News
With the recent passing of the residential school survivors compensation package deadline, many are saying it should be extended.

APTN National News reporter Tina House has this story.


GNWT introduces residential school curriculum for high schools

Publié: 03  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 05  Octobre  2012 - Publication: HQYellowknife.com

Lien http://hqyellowknife.com/news/local/news/Local/12/10/03/GNWT-introduces-residential-school-curriculum-for-high-schools

Yellowknife, N.W.T. - The new comprehensive curriculum on residential schools was unveiled Tuesday morning at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife.

It's for high school students, and will cover a wide range of topics ranging from the history and legacy, traditional education, colonialism, assimilation and the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.

Education, Culture and Employment minister Jackson Lafferty said there are specific teaching tools, such as discussions, which will give the students a unique look into history.


Now in Schools: The Untold Story of Canada's Forced Assimilation

Publié: 05  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 05  Octobre  2012 - Publication: Huffington Post

Lien http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/wayne-k-spear/residential-schools-curriculum_b_1937933.html

This week the governments of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories launched a "first of its kind" curriculum, the focus of which is Canada's discredited Indian Residential School System. The Honourable Jackson Lafferty, Deputy Premier of the Northwest Territories, and the Honourable Eva Aariak, Premier of Nunavut, attended a Yellowknife ceremony to mark Canada's formal commencement of a project urged 16 years ago by the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) and urged again in more recent years by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, or TRC.


From Truth to Reconciliation seminar - bringing all together

Publié: 04  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 04  Octobre  2012 - Publication: EMC Kemptville

Lien http://www.emckemptville.ca/20121004/news/From+Truth+to+Reconciliation+seminar+-+bringing+all+together

EMC News - Coming together as strangers and leaving as friends was perhaps the spirit behind From Truth to Reconciliation, held Sept. 29 in Carleton Place.

The purpose of the day, was to bring together young and old, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, church and secular in a shared journey of listening, learning and reconciliation. The "all star line up" on the agenda that day also included James Bartleman, former Lieutenant Governor for Ontario from 2002 to 2007, and a member of the Chippewas of Mnjikanina First Nation. Bartleman is also an author.

Also on hand to share her journey as a survivor of St. Michael's Residential School in Duck Lake, Saskatchewan was Irene Lindsay, an Ottawa resident and descendant from the Cree/Sioux community of Wakaw, Saskatchewan.
 


Bringing Residential Schools History into Northern Schools

Publié: 29  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 04  Octobre  2012 - Publication: The History Education Network

Lien http://thenhier.ca/en/content/bringing-residential-schools-history-northern-schools

Tuesday October 2, 2012 is an important day in the history of education in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories: the two territorial governments, in partnership with the Legacy of Hope Foundation, are launching a 10th grade social studies program on the history of residential schools that will become required learning for every northern student. This week teachers from across the North are gathered in Yellowknife to be introduced to the materials.


NWT, Nunavut to launch mandatory classes on residential schools

Publié: 03  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 04  Octobre  2012 - Publication: The Globe and Mail

Lien http://m.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/education/nwt-nunavut-to-launch-mandatory-classes-on-residential-schools/article4587588/?service=mobile

Counsellors and help lines are ready as northern schools prepare for mandatory classes on residential schools in the very communities where their impact may have been the worst.

Teachers from across Nunavut and the Northwest Territories are in Yellowknife this week to learn how to deliver the new course in Grade 10 classrooms for the first time later this month. 

“This is risky,” said John Stewart, one of the curriculum’s authors. “There’s things where we can’t predict where this is going to go. But what we do know is that this is at the root of a bunch of things and if we can start to deal with some of those things, then there’s hope.”


NWT, Nunavut unveil groundbreaking curriculum on residential schools

Publié: 03  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 04  Octobre  2012 - Publication: APTN National News

Lien http://aptn.ca/pages/news/2012/10/03/nwt-nunavut-unveil-groundbreaking-curriculum-on-residential-schools/

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The governments of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut are teaching students about the legacy of Canada’s residential school system.

The curriculum, which is the first of its kind in the country, was launched Tuesday in Yellowknife.

APTN National News reporter Cullen Crozier has this story.


Vancouver International Film Festival Interivew - We Were Children Director Tim Wolochatiuk

Publié: 01  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 03  Octobre  2012 - Publication: efilmcritic.com

Lien http://www.efilmcritic.com/feature.php?feature=3438

“WE WERE CHILDREN is a feature film that tells the true story of two remarkable survivors who attended Indian Residential Schools in Canada. Over 150,000 children were legally forced to attend church-run schools established by the Government. For the first time, Lyna Hart and Glen Anaquod reveal a journey of hardship and resilience that shines a light on one of Canada’s darkest chapters.” Director Tim Wolochatiuk on WE WERE CHILDREN which screens at this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival.
 


VIFF 2012: We Were Children depicts residential school stories

Publié: 02  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 03  Octobre  2012 - Publication: Straight.com

Lien http://www.straight.com/article-799361/vancouver/viff-2012-we-were-children-depicts-residential-school-stories

Lyna Hart was just four years old when she was sent to the Guy Hill Residential School in Manitoba.

She was one of over 150,000 aboriginal students in Canada that were legally required to attend similar church-run schools across the country.

It wasn’t until decades later, when Hart was in her fifties, that she shared her story about her time there.


N.W.T., Nunavut launch residential school curriculum

Publié: 02  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 03  Octobre  2012 - Publication: CBC North

Lien http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/story/2012/10/02/north-residential-school-curriculum-launch.html

The governments of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut have joined forces to create a mandatory curriculum for high school students to learn the legacy and history of residential schools.

“We all need to realize this very, very key point: that residential schools are not aboriginal history, this is Canadian history based on Canadian laws that aboriginal people had no say in,” said Marie Wilson, one of the three commissioners of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Teachers, politicians and leaders from across the two territories gathered in Yellowknife for the curriculum’s launch.


Abuse survivors' stories a first step

Publié: 02  Octobre  2012 - Ajouter: 02  Octobre  2012 - Publication: The StarPhoenix

Lien http://www.thestarphoenix.com/life/Abuse+survivors+stories+first+step/7329098/story.html

Hearing the stories of residential school abuse is only one part of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's mandate, says Justice Murray Sinclair, the commission's chair.

The work of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which held a three-day national event in Saskatoon in June, will continue long after the survivors of residential school abuse have told their stories, said Sinclair, who gave the inaugural Wunusweh lecture in Aboriginal Law at the University of Saskatchewan.