We wish to acknowledge the 215 children whose remains were recently discovered at the previous site of Kamloops Residential School. We mourn and honour the loss of life and encourage the exploration of resources for further education regarding the history of the residential school system and reconciliation.
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- An interactive map by Canadian Geographic, it shows the residential schools in Canada, along with the years they operated for and survivor stories.
- The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation provides a brief history on the residential school system along with pictures and a time line.
- Assembly of First Nations (AFN) within the “It’s Our Time” educational toolkit. Here they provide a series of free downloads about residential schools, the history, Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), stories from survivors, Canada’s apology, and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).
- Source by the AFN: A brief history of the residential school system, including recent updates into the settlements and processes for repayment.
- Resource from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, offers downloads for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Reports. It also includes modern and historic reports, and reports by the Aboriginal Healing Foundation.
- Maps of Indigenous territories, treaties and languages across the globe.
- First Nations Health Authority: Offers support services for residential school survivors. Includes the TRC’s Calls to Action report, along with the various health, cultural, emotional, counselling, and transportation supports.
- The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society: Offers an Indigenous Knowledge Portal with educational resources, informational sheets and videos about the history of First Nations in Canada.
- Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) - Provides information to show the history of treaty-making in Canada, from 1534 onwards.
- United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, including its history and commemorations. 144 countries were in favour and 4 voted against (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States). Canada did not sign on to UNDRIP for almost ten years.
- Bishop Horden Hall (Moose Factory Island)
- Cecilia Jeffrey (Kenora)
- Cristal Lake (in Northwestern Ontario)
- Fort Frances
- Fort William
- McIntosh (near Kenora)
- Pelican Lake (Sioux Lookout)
- Poplar Hill
- St. Anne’s (Fort Albany)
- St. Mary’s (Kenora)
- Shingwauk (Sault Ste. Marie)
- Spanish Boys’ School (Spanish)
- Spanish Girls’ School (Spanish)
- Stirland Lake
- Mohawk Institute (Brantford)
Mount Elgin (Munceytown, near Mount Elgin)
For a full list of residential schools across Canada: Click here
- The Indian Residential School Survivors Society, which can be contacted toll-free at 1-800-721-0066.
- A national Indian Residential School Crisis Line set up to provide support for former students and anyone affected. You can access emotional and crisis referral services by calling the 24-hour national crisis line: 1-866-925-4419.