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Students come together in Lethbridge to learn about residential schools

Grade-four students from Piikani Nation and Sunnyside School came together to learn about residential schools and aboriginal culture through storytelling, art and dance.

It was an emotional day as students heard stories of Canada’s dark past filled with abuse and stolen childhoods from two residential school survivors. 453 more words

Education

How the Canadian Government Tried to "Remove the Indian From the Child"

Betty Ann Adam was three years old when she was taken from her mother in what is known as the “’60s Scoop,” a period spanning 30 years in which indigenous children in Canada were removed from their homes to be placed with white families as church-run residential schools were closing. 221 more words

Nonfiction

Feast of St. Mark

Image: Return of the Sun, Igloo Church, Inuvik
1 Peter 5.5-14  | Ps 89  |  Mk 16.15-20

The missionary thrust that ends Marks Gospel has inspired believers everywhere to abandon the comfortable and to seek out the exotic for the sake of the Good News. 512 more words

Scripture Reflection

Book Review - Firewater: How Alcohol is Killing my People (and Yours)

Firewater: How Alcohol is Killing my People (and Yours) by Harold R. Johnson

University of Regina Press, 2016

Over the last several years, the University of Regina Press has published a number of books dealing with the history of and current challenges facing Indigenous Peoples. 1,026 more words

Commentary

UBC honours victims of residential schools with reconciliation totem pole

VANCOUVER – A 17-metre totem pole installed at the University of British Columbia is a permanent reminder of the strength and resilience of the countless children victimized by the residential school system, one survivor said. 508 more words

News

Old Montreal to Kahnawake

Once a year we take students from Old Montreal, Griffintown, and Pointe St-Charles, to Kahnawake….learning – and relearning – history and culture, the expropriation of land and what communities are doing now, all through our feet.

Treaty Education and Technology: Learning the Past by Using the Future Part Deux

EC&I 834 has been an amazing experience for me. I’ve always loved incorporating technology into my learning, but actually blending my learning using technology was something that I wasn’t doing as well as I had wanted. 594 more words

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