Canada's Residential Schools: The History, Part 2, 1939 to 2000, Volume 1 describes the history and the student experience of residential schools from Confederation to 1939. This title is part of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Volume 1. This volume outlines the period in which the system was established and expanded. It was also the period of the most intense health crisis. By the end of the 1930s, government officials had come to question the value of the residential school system.
Indigenous Nationhood: Empowering Grassroots Citizens is a current selection of blog posts (2010 to 2015) by well-known lawyer, activist and academic Pamela Palmater. Palmater offers critical legal and political commentary and analysis on legislation, Aboriginal rights, Canadian politics, First Nations politics and social issues such as murdered and missing Indigenous women, poverty, economics, education, sovereignty, Idle No More, identity and culture.
Canada's Residential Schools: Missing Children and Unmarked Burials, Volume 4 addresses three interrelated questions that were added to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's mandate: how many children died at the schools, what were the conditions that led to their deaths, and where were they buried? This volume 4 of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) report demonstrates that Aboriginal residential school students died at rates higher than non-Aboriginal students.
Canada's Residential Schools: The Legacy, Volume 5 examines the devastating effects the residential school system has had on former students, their families, and on Canadian society as a whole. It explores the loss of language and culture suffered by Aboriginal people as well as the significant gaps they experience in health, education, and employment outcomes. The Legacy volume also analyzes in depth the dramatic overrepresentation of Aboriginal Canadians in the child welfare and correctional systems.
Canada's Residential Schools: Reconciliation, Volume 6 establishes guiding principles and a framework for advancing reconciliation in Canadian society. This final volume of The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) identifies the challenges that must be overcome if reconciliation is to flourish in the twenty-first century and highlights the critical role that Aboriginal peoples' cultures, histories, and laws must play in the reconciliation process.
Canada's Residential Schools: The History, Part 1, Origins to 1939 is the The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Volume 1, Part 1 from The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Published by McGill-Queen's University Press the complete report is released in 7 individual volumes. The history of residential schools volume 1 is divided into 2 parts. Part 1 of Volume 1 describes Canada’s residential school system in the historical context of European campaigns to colonize and convert Indigenous people throughout the world.
Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story by David Alexander Robertson and Scott B. Henderson is Portage and Main's revised edition of The Life of Helen Betty Osborne: A Graphic Novel. Helen Betty Osborne (1952-1971), known as Betty to her closest friends and family, dreamed of becoming a teacher. She left her home to attend residential school and high school in a small town in Manitoba. On November 13, 1971, Betty was abducted and brutally murdered by four young men. Initially met with silence and indifference, her tragic murder resonates loudly today.
Three Feathers: A Graphic Novel by Richard Van Camp explores the power and grace of restorative justice in one Northern community and the cultural legacy that can empower future generations. Three young men, Flinch, Bryce, and Rupert, have vandalized their community and are sent by its Elders to live nine months on the land as part of the circle sentencing process. There, the young men learn to take responsibility for their actions and acquire the humility required to return home. But, when they do return, will they be forgiven for what they've done?
This Land Is My Land is the award-winning book written and illustrated by Plains Cree artist George Littlechild. This internationally known artist combines compelling text with a series of powerful images he created to explain the importance of his family's history. His goal is to heighten awareness of the history and experiences of the Plains Cree in Canada. By focusing on his personal family history, the artist succeeds in expressing the pain and joy of his healing journey. In this book the reader begins to understand the struggle of First Nations and the beauty of their cultures.