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ECE 325 - Witness Blanket Reflection

Before attending the witness blanket display I has very little experience with residential schools. In my elementary and high school years, I was taught very little about residential school. 812 more words

Witness Blanket

Witness Blanket Response


I was asked to choose a symbol that stood out to me in some way in the Witness Blanket.  I chose these symbols within the Witness Blanket because I am a confirmed member of the… 93 more words

ESST 317

Reconciliation and Apology Panel: "There are a lot of words left unsaid"

I have always found that studying the past has everything to do with the present. Following a thread of research, even one that takes you hundreds of years into history, can lead you to shocking and difficulties realities to face. 1,048 more words

Public History

Resolving Indian Residential School abuse claims using therapeutic jurisprudence techniques

Guest blogger Shelley Trevethan, Executive Director, Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat, discusses the use of therapeutic jurisprudence techniques in resolving claims of abuse suffered at Indian Residential Schools in Canada… 941 more words

Therapeutic Jurisprudence

Harsh Harper: Erasing Aboriginal Past

Residential schools are famous in Canadian history. I personally term it the ‘Canadian Holocaust’. The Canadian government and peoples are very infamous for being close-minded and racist on a personal and systematic level, and the majority of its citizens were (and still are) taught the White-European version of history and viewpoints. 384 more words


Coming Home

A homecoming should be a wonderful celebration, but it isn’t when Margaret returns after 2 years away at a residential school.

Margaret was sent away from her Arctic home at age 8 to go to school  and was not allowed to speak her language, eat her food, or learn her people’s traditions. 118 more words

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