Out of the Depths: The Experiences of Mi'kmaw Children at the Indian Residential School at Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia is the personal memoir of Isabelle Knockwood. As a child of five, she was sent to a Catholic residential school in 1936. Her memories of this education system have haunted her throughout her life and as a mature adult she enrolled in a university program where the basis of this book began. In addition to her first-person account, the author interviewed 27 former Mi'kmaw students and conducted archival research.
Please allow for additional shipping time. Differing Visions: Administering Indian Residential Schooling in Prince Albert 1867-1995 is an analysis of a single residential school in north-central Saskatchewan. The author teaches in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Simon Fraser University. The current study was prepared on behalf of the Prince Albert Chiefs for their communities.
No End of Grief - Indian Residential Schools in Canada is a documentary history of the residential school era in Canada. Agnes Grant teaches in a Native Teacher Education Program at Brandon University and utilized these connections for many informal interviews with former residential school survivors in the writing of this text. She relies heavily on secondary published sources, and has also researched Record Group 10 Indian Affairs Records that relate to residential schools.
Shingwauk's Vision: A History of Native Residential Schools is the essential resource for anyone interested in understanding the residential school system in Canada. Miller describes the foundations of the institution as beginning in seventeenth-century New France, its development in the 1880s, and its eventual phasing-out in the 1960s. Topics covered include instruction, work and recreation, care and abuse, and the growing resistance to the system on the part of students and their families.
Indian School Days is the humourous, bitter-sweet autobiography by Ojibwe linguist and storyteller Basil Johnston who was taken from his family at age ten and placed in Jesuit boarding school in northern Ontario. It was 1939 when the feared Indian agent visited Basil Johnston's family and removed him and his four-year-old sister to St. Peter Claver's school, run by the priests in a community known as Spanish, 75 miles from Sudbury. Spanish was a word synonymous with residential school, penitentiary, reformatory, exile, dungeon, whippings, kicks, slaps, all rolled into one.
OUT OF PRINT Residential Schools: The Stolen Years is a collection of writings by First Nations survivors of residential schools in Canada. This collection first published in 1993 includes essays, poetry, short stories, and speeches from 21 survivors or children of residential school survivors. The selections detail the feelings of former students as they struggle to understand the tragedy of the church- and state-run schools. The stories also deal with the pain, and the need to find healing.
In Dancing the Dream: The First Nations and the Church in Partnership, First Nations people tell their stories and reflect on their spirituality in relation to the church. Native and Non-Native members of the Anglican faith document their historic relationship and current healing initiatives. Includes the residential school experiences of seven survivors, a brief history of church-run schools, and the Primate's apology. Illustrations by Teresa Altiman from Walpole Island First Nation capture the spiritual anguish and healing of First Nations members of the Anglican faith.