Residential Schools: With Words and Images of Survivors

Larry Loyie, with Wayne K. Spear, Constance Brissenden


Residential Schools: With Words and Images of Survivors

Residential Schools: With Words and Images of Survivors

  • Title: Residential Schools: With Words and Images of Survivors
  • Author: Larry Loyie, with Wayne K. Spear, Constance Brissenden
  • ISBN: 9780993937
  • Page: 444
  • Format: Hardcover



Residential Schools, With the Words and Images of Survivors, A National History honours the survivors, the former students, who attended residential schools Designed for the Young Adult reader this accessible, 112 page history offers a first person perspective of the residential school system in Canada, as it shares the memories of than 70 survivors from across CanadResidential Schools, With the Words and Images of Survivors, A National History honours the survivors, the former students, who attended residential schools Designed for the Young Adult reader this accessible, 112 page history offers a first person perspective of the residential school system in Canada, as it shares the memories of than 70 survivors from across Canada as well as 125 archival and contemporary images 65 black white photographs, 51 colour, some never before published This essential volume written by award winning author Larry Loyie Cree , a survivor of St Bernard Mission residential school in Grouard, AB, and co authored by Constance Brissenden and Wayne K Spear Mohawk , reflects the ongoing commitment of this team to express the truths about residential school experiences and to honour the survivors whose voices are shared in this book Along with the voices, readers will be engaged by the evocative, archival photographs provided by the Shingwauk Residential Schools Research Centre with the assistance of curator Krista McCracken The book begins with the moving introduction by Larry Loyie, and moves to seven chapters that explore the purpose of this school system cultures and traditions leaving home life at school the half day system the dark side of the schools friendship and laughter coping with a new life changing world the healing begins and an afterword A detailed, full colour map showing residential schools, timeline with key dates, glossary, and a helpful index including names of survivors and schools make this vital resource a must have for schools, libraries, and the general reader.


Recent Comments "Residential Schools: With Words and Images of Survivors"

A respectful and informative book about the residential school system written by Aboriginal author Larry Loyie. It includes first hand accounts of many different survivors of the school system as well as photos and documents. This is a heartbreaking, but very important read as it includes the long term effects the school system has had on these families. The unsanitary conditions, child labour, experiments, high disease and death rates, as well as the abuses the children suffered are all touch [...]

This is an excellent introduction to the history of the Indian Residential School System in Canada. I truely hope it finds it's way into every school and church library.The authors compile personal stories, many photographs, and history in a well sequenced telling of the tragic history of relations between First Nations peoples and colonial Canada.

Researched and written over the span of almost two decades, the authors document the history of residential schools with first-person interviews (including that of author Larry Loyie) and photographs. It is written in a very accessible way for readers from teens to adults, and should serve as an important introduction to this blight on Canada's history.

This is a great book for middle school readers. Non-fiction. Very good introduction for anyone who doesn't know much about residential schools yet.

Absolutely wonderful overview of Canada's residential schools, with firsthand accounts and pictures from survivors. Especially loved the "myths" section at the back of the book :) Bravo to the survivors and authors brave enough to share their story.

This is an excellent introduction to Residential Schools and their effects on the First People if Canada. Written in a way that it can be used to complement a grade 5 unit on this part if Canada's history. The abuse is detailed but it is respectful of the survivors and the reader.

Very comprehensive summary of Residential Schools and their legacy. Great visuals and witness accounts.


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