Project of heart : illuminating the hidden history of Indian residential schools in BC / writer: Nancy Knickerbocker, project leader and curator: Gail Stromquist.
This resource contains moving testimonials from elders who endured the abuses of the residential school system and survived, as well as the story of one girl among the estimated 6,000 children who did not survive. It also profiles two key historical characters: the federal bureaucrat who promoted the Indian residential school system and the doctor who blew the whistle on this national crime. As well, it looks at the Harper government’s apology to residential school survivors and the lack of follow up to this historic gesture. The courage and resilience of the children in the face of profound neglect and abuse, and the ongoing resistance of Aboriginal people to the government’s assimilationist policies are also important themes.
- Physical Description: 36 pages : colour illustrations, colour map ; 28 cm
- Publisher: Vancouver, BC : BC Teachers' Federation, 2015.
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Also available online. The online version offers extensive links to additional resources including videos, articles, speeches, and classroom activities.
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