A Long Journey: Residential Schools in Labrador and Newfoundland


Author:
Procter, Andrea
Grade Levels:
Twelve, Adult Education, College, University
Nation:
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
PB|2020
Pages:
528
Publisher:
Iser Books at Memorial University

Price:
Sale price$29.95

Description

A Long Journey: Residential Schools in Labrador and Newfoundland by Andrea Procter, who joined the Newfoundland and Labrador Healing and Commemoration project in 2017 and with James Igloliorte documented the stories of Labrador’s boarding schools. In, A Long Journey, survivors of residential schools in Labrador and Newfoundland only received a formal apology from the Canadian government in 2017 and were left out of the national apology and reconciliation process that had begun in 2008. This recognition finally brought them into the circle of residential school survivors across Canada, and acknowledged their experiences as similarly painful and traumatic. For years, the story of residential schools has been told by the authorities who ran them. A Long Journey helps redress this imbalance by listening closely to the accounts of former students, as well as drawing extensively on government, community, and school archives. The book examines the history of boarding schools in Labrador and St. Anthony, and, in doing so, contextualizes the ongoing determination of Indigenous communities to regain control over their children’s education.

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