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Big Idea: What was the historical context in which the “Mission Indian Residential Schools” were initiated and how did they conflict with the traditional lifestyle of those who attended the schools.
- Describe the historical purpose of “Mission Indian Residential Schools”?
- Illustrate your understanding of the context in which the first School was initiated and what led to what followed in Mission?
- Given your understanding of the pre-contact social, political, spiritual and educational constructs of the Sto:lo Nation, what was the loss of those who attended these schools?
- How would this collision of world views impact contemporary relations between Aboriginal and non- Aboriginal people?
Indian Residential Schools and Reconciliation (FNESC)
Teacher Resource Guide Grade 10 & Grade 11/12
Teacher Resource Guide Grade 10, 11/12 (FNESC References & Resources):
Click the links below for “Amongst God’s Own” lesson plans
Amongst God’s Own Teacher Resource Guide Grade 10
Amongst God’s Own Teacher Resource Guide Grade 11
Amongst God’s Own Teacher Resource Guide Grade 12
(The following resources are available through the Siwal Si’wes Library. The complete list of resources and references is available in the FNESC Teacher’s Guide.)
Click here for archival pictures, an interactive map and documentation of St. Mary’s from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Below are a selection of primary and secondary source documents for online student research from the FNESC Grade 10-12 Teachers Guide.
Primary Source Documents:
- (From 1907) Bryce, Peter Henderson. Report on the Indian schools of Manitoba and the North-West Territories. Ottawa: Government Printing Bureau, 1907.
- (From 1922) Bryce, Peter Henderson 1922 The story of a national crime: being an appeal for justice to the Indians of Canada ; the wards of the nation, our allies in the Revolutionary War, our brothers-in-arms in the Great War. Ottawa: James Hope & Sons, 1922.
- Department of Indian Affairs School Files (Source: FNESC Teacher Guide) (Includes instructions on how to access files and digitized images of “hundreds of microform reels”.)
- (From 1997) Larmondin, Leanne. Church, Diocese Fight Abuse Lawsuits. Anglican Journal, vol 123, no. 8.
Aboriginal Healing Foundation:
- A Condensed Time line of Residential-School Related Events.
- A Directory of Residential Schools in Canada. (2007)
- The Healing Has Begun. (2002) (Historical overview and signs of change, as of 2002.)
- Métis History and Experience and Residential Schools in Canada.
- Misconceptions of Residential School. (1 page poster. Information is also available in The Healing Has Begun.)
First Nations Leadership Council Backgrounder: History of Canada’s Indian Residential School System.
Historical Time line From 1700s to the Present Union of BC Indian Chiefs time line of history of contact and relationships with First Nations and newcomers.
- 100 Years of Loss – The Residential School System in Canada
- Where are the Children? Healing the Legacy of the Residential Schools. (DVD Video is available at Siwal Si’wes Library or on Vimeo.)
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada:
- 2012 They Came for the Children (Report on the Residential School System)
- 2015 Calls to Action
- 2015 Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future. Summary of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
- 2015 The Survivors Speak.
- 2015 What We Have Learned: Principles of Truth and Reconciliation
The documentary below highlights the experiences of survivors Cyril Pierre, Joseph Ginger and the intergenerational impact that Residential Schools has had upon Dallas Yellowfly and countless other Indigenous peoples.
- (Teachers, please preview before presenting to your class as this documentary may trigger some students and staff.)
Click Here to get Grade 10-12 Lesson Plans
The video below outlines a comprehensive history of Canada and the implementation of Residential Schools:
Please visit these sections of the Siwal Si’wes Digital Library for an extensive collection of articles, videos and lessons: