Little Butterfly Girl: An Indian Residential School Story is a picture book produced by the Union of Ontario Indians based on an original account by Jenny Restoule-Mallozzi. With original colour illustrations by Donald Chretien, this story recounts the experiences of an Ojibwe child forced to attend residential school. The tragic account is brought full-circle when Mary begins her healing journey with encouragement from her family.
Stolen Words by author Melanie Florence and published by Second Story Press is a primary level picture book that explains language loss among First Nations residential school survivors and their descendants. Told through the eyes of a child and her grandfather, the book captures the close and caring relationship between generations as the girl learns about residential schools and language loss.
The Incredible Adventure of Mary Jane Mosquito: A Musical Cabaret is a one woman musical in one-act by renowned Cree playwright, performer, musician and poet Tomson Highway. This remarkable 70-page book is a treat for the eyes as well as an uplifting and positive story about a girl mosquito born without wings. Her disability is overwhelming but this young mosquito has a dream and she perseveres and lives to fulfill her dream to become a singer and entertainer beloved by audiences.
Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation written by Monique Gray Smith for Orca Book Publishing invites young adult readers on a journey of discovery regarding truth and reconciliation about residential schools. Organized into four broad categories such as a welcome to the issues; honesty - where we have come from; love - where do we stand today; kindness and reciprocity - where do we go from here, this book guides students toward understanding by employing critical thinking and taking action. The book presents an effective background to the history of residential schools and gov
Truth and Reconciliation in Canadian Schools by educator and author Pamela Toulouse, Anishinaabe educator highly sought after speaker and motivator, provides current information, personal insights, authentic resources, interactive strategies and lessons plans that support Indigenous and Non-Indigenous learners in the classroom. This book is for all teachers that are looking for ways to respectfully infuse residential school history, treaty education, Indigenous contributions, First Nations, Inuit and Metis perspectives, Seven Grandfather Teachings, and sacred circle teachings into your tea
Moving Forward: A Collection About Truth and Reconciliation, Teacher Resource is a 75-page shrink-wrapped teaching resource that assists the student text, Moving Forward: A Collection about Truth and Reconciliation, the 88-page anthology from McGraw-Hill Ryerson's iLit Series. This collection includes short stories, poems, essays, and art created by First Nations, Inuit, and Métis authors and artists on the topics of truth and reconciliation as they relate to residential schools.
The Red Files is inspired by family and archival sources, Lisa Bird-Wilson assembles scraps of a history torn apart by colonial violence. The poetry collection takes its name from the federal government's complex organizational structure of residential schools archives, which are divided into black files and red files. In vignettes clear as glass beads, her poems offer affection to generations of children whose presence within the historic record is ghostlike, anonymous and ephemeral.