History of Residential Schools in Canada

Residential schools are a grim and disturbing chapter in the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada. The buried remains of 215 children recently discovered on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School are a sad reminder.

How much do you know about Residential Schools? Many of us have a lot to learn. Here are some resources that can help.

Introducing the Indian Residential Schools and Reconciliation Teacher Resource Guides from FNESC and FNSA on Vimeo.

Find tips on talking with children about Residential Schools in the following video:

Find other resources on the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada in our earlier blog post.

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on June 2, 2021 and was updated to include further resources on June 7, 2021.

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