Perspectives of and Actions for Reconciliation (Resources on Residential Schools)

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With the intention to be broad, you'll find sources here that examine reconciliation from different perspectives. There are resources for different contexts (residential school history and information, information for personal understanding, information and tools for the classroom, research, LU library residential school texts, videos, newspaper articles, and more).

1. Canadian Geographic. Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada. Four volumes: Truth and Reconciliation, First Nations, Metis, Inuit.

2. Reconciliation Canada (for Canada and non-Indigenous persons):

3. First Nations Education Steering Committee 

4. 100 Years of Loss (Residential School)

5. We Were So Far Away: The Inuit Experience of Residential Schools 

  • Website with resources, timeline, survivor stories, more

6. Orange Shirt Day (a day for meaningful discussion on the history of residential school system and its survivors)

7. Where are the Children? 

8. University Guides: 

9. Business Guide: 

10. CBC Radio: Beyond 94: Truth and Reconciliation in Canada

11. Truth and Reconciliation Commission: 

12. United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

13. Historica Canada

14. First Nations Caring Society: 

15. Aboriginal Healing Foundation 

16. Health - Residential School and the Healing Journey: 

17. Opinion Piece: "Teach" Magazine 

18. Selected Newspaper Articles 

19. Videos 

20. Additional Resources 

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