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They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School
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|April 15, 2012

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BC Book Prize, Non-Fiction, Bev Sellars, They Called Me Number One (Finalist) Burt Award for First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Literature: Bev Sellars, They Called Me Number One (Third Prize winner) Like thousands of Aboriginal children in Canada, and elsewhere in…
Dear Canada: These Are My Words: The Residential School Diary of Violet Pesheens
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|August 30, 2016

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Acclaimed author Ruby Slipperjack delivers a haunting novel about a 12-year-old girl's experience at a residential school in 1966. Violet Pesheens is struggling to adjust to her new life at residential school. She misses her Grandma; she has run-ins with Cree…
Sugar Falls: A Residential School Story
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|January 20, 2012

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BASED ON A TRUE STORY* A school assignment to interview a residential school survivor leads Daniel to Betsy, his friend's grandmother, who tells him her story. Abandoned as a young child, Betsy was soon adopted into a loving family. A few short years later, at…
A National Crime: The Canadian Government and the Residential School System
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|March 29, 2017

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With the conclusion of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, more Canadians than ever are aware of the ugly history of Canada’s residential schools. Nearly twenty years before, UMP published John S. Milloy’s A National Crime, a groundbreaking…
Broken Circle: The dark legacy of Indian Residential Schools: A Memoir
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|October 1, 2010

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Now an approved curriculum resource for grade 9–12 students in British Columbia and Manitoba. Theodore (Ted) Fontaine lost his family and freedom just after his seventh birthday, when his parents were forced to leave him at an Indian residential school by…
The Education of Augie Merasty: A Residential School Memoir - New Edition

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Named the fourth most important "Book of the Year" by the National Post in 2015 and voted "One Book/One Province" in Saskatchewan for 2017, The Education of Augie Merasty launched on the front page of The Globe and Mail to become a national bestseller and an…
A Knock on the Door: The Essential History of Residential Schools from the Truth and Reconciliation…

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“It can start with a knock on the door one morning. It is the local Indian agent, or the parish priest, or, perhaps, a Mounted Police officer.” So began the school experience of many Indigenous children in Canada for more than a hundred years, and…
Unsettling the Settler Within: Indian Residential Schools, Truth Telling, and Reconciliation in…

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In 2008 the Canadian government apologized to the victims of the notorious Indian residential school system, and established a Truth and Reconciliation Commission whose goal was to mend the deep rifts between Aboriginal peoples and the settler society that…
Truth and Indignation: Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools

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Truth and Indignation offers the first close and critical assessment of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission as it is unfolding. Niezen uses interviews with survivors and oblate priests and nuns, as well as testimonies, texts, and visual materials produced by…
From Bear Rock Mountain: The Life and Times of a Dene Residential School Survivor

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In this poetic, poignant memoir, Dene artist and social activist Antoine Mountain paints an unforgettable picture of his journey from residential school to art school-and his path to healing. In 1949, Antoine Mountain was born on the land near Radelie Koe, Fort…
No Time To Say Goodbye: Children's Stories of Kuper Island Residential School

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No Time to Say Goodbye is a fictional account of five children sent to aboriginal boarding school, based on the recollections of a number of Tsartlip First Nations people. These unforgettable children are taken by government agents from Tsartlip Day School to…
Abandoned Manitoba: From Residential Schools To Bank Vaults To Grain Elevators

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colour photos Travel with Gordon Goldsborough from Rapid City School to Mallard Lodge to Union Stockyards and many places in between as the author helps us reclaim some of our long-lost heritage. This full colour, richly illustrated book looks at abandoned sites…
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