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Indigenous Resources - Background, Policy, Analysis: 68:369 Aboriginal Education Seminar

This guide is an introduction to some of the books, articles, and online resources available to you.

eBooks on Indigenous Education

Links to specific volumes & indexes: Canada's residential schools : the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

Manitoba Curriculum Support

Video Sources: Residential Schools, government schools, church schools

Links to  video - St. Joseph's Residential School Stories (w/Phyllis' Story) Just over 3 minutes

St. Joseph's Residential School Commemoration Project  : just under 3 minutes

Note: when you view the videos on a page further into the site, it reads that once you go to youtube, videos of a similar subject will appear as options This is true - but they also come with ads, may not be acceptable, and so on. There are TED talks on youtube on this subject. For example....

NFB: Indigenous Cinema  https://www.nfb.ca/indigenous-cinema/?&film_lang=en&sort=year:desc,title&year_min=1939&year_max=2021

I think it's worthwhile to just go to NFB and run a search for residential schools.

https://www.nfb.ca/subjects/indigenous-peoples-in-canada-first-nations-and-metis/residential-schools/   Residential Schools section

Sample: 

NOTE: AT NFB, THERE IS ALSO CONTENT ABOUT THESE SCHOOLS FROM EARLIER TIME PERIODS - FOR EXAMPLE, OFF TO SCHOOL

Please note that this film was produced in 1958 and reflects the attitudes and thinking of its era. To modern audiences, parts of the film may be perceived as offensive, but it must be seen as a cultural product of the era in which it was produced. The perspectives of Canadians (and the NFB) have evolved and become more conscious of Indigenous rights, realities and points of view since the making of the film. Through its rich collection of Indigenous-made films, available at Indigenous Cinema, the NFB continues to strive to challenge stereotypes about Indigenous people and accurately depict the diverse experiences of Indigenous communities.

Legacy site has a separate section for videos. Some are quite lengthy - up to an hour.

See the section https://legacyofhope.ca/wherearethechildren/stories/

This is part of Can Core Academic Video. There are more videos when you do a search in Can Core AV (see below)

Search: “residential schools” 

Results include Segments (shorter) and Full Titles (longer documentaries)

Search for "residential schools" to find a variety of video clips

Databases

Consider a look at the IPORTAL section for Residential Schools - https://iportal.usask.ca/index.php?sid=219527984&t=sub_pages&cat=39

(From the front page of IPORTAL - Education - Residential Schools) - cross section of materials.

Also, if interested in specific schools, they may be searched by name independently.

Depending how much detail - individual schools will be listed in the Sessional Papers. There are a variety of sources - we have print in Library, but they are online - see, for example

https://parl.canadiana.ca/browse?show=eng_c_sessional

For example, pages 303-394  - Department of Indian Affairs, annual report, 1897, volume 11. 8th Parliament. Starts here - generally moves east to west. For example, Brandon = 315.

Proquest Dissertations:

Some examples: 

Pauls, S. R. (1996). An examination of the relationships between First Nation schools and departments of education in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba (Order No. NN18093). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (193512220). https://www.proquest.com/dissertations-theses/examination-relationships-between-first-nation/docview/193512220/se-2?accountid=9705

Articles, books dissertations

From Marian:

I came across this recent article that studied the prevalence of Indigenous students attending public schools in B.C. :

Sean Carleton (2021) ‘The children show unmistakable signs of Indian blood’: Indigenous children attending public schools in British Columbia, 1872–1925, History of Education, DOI: 10.1080/0046760X.2021.1879281

 

Pauls, S. R. (1996). An examination of the relationships between First Nation schools and departments of education in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba (Order No. NN18093). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (193512220). https://www.proquest.com/dissertations-theses/examination-relationships-between-first-nation/docview/193512220/se-2?accountid=9705