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Canadians ‘comfortably blind’ about residential schools’ damage

Canadians ‘comfortably blind’ about residential schools’ damage | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
Canadians have a blind spot when it comes to facing, and responding to, the extensive damage done to this country’s native people through the residential school system, a commissioner with Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission said Thursday.
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When I Was Eight: Christy Jordan-Fenton, Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, Gabrielle Grimard: 9781554514908: Amazon.com: Books

When I Was Eight

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When I Was Eight by Christy Jordan-Fenton and  Margaret Pokiak-Fenton. Picture Book. Release date: Feb 26, 2013

 

"Based on the true story of Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, and complemented by stunning illustrations, When I Was Eight makes the bestselling Fatty Legs accessible to young children."

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TRC takes Ottawa to court in battle over “control” of residential school history | APTN National News

TRC takes Ottawa to court in battle over “control” of residential school history | APTN National News | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"The commission created to delve into the dark chapter of residential schools is taking its battle for “control over history” with Ottawa to the courts, says a lawyer for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

The federal government has refused to hand over millions of Indian residential school documents still locked away in its vaults, despite the Truth and Reconciliation Commission inching closer to the end of its mandate in 2014. The documents originate from 23 federal departments and agencies ranging from the RCMP, the Office of the Privy Council to Parks Canada and are held by the Library and Archives Canada."

 

-APTN National News

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Tough lessons from residential schools

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The education system was the vehicle for inflicting generations of abuse and pain on aboriginal people in Canada so it must also be the vehicle for redemption, says the head of the commission studying the legacy of the schools.

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Winnipeg lawyer disbarred over residential school fees lashes back

Winnipeg lawyer disbarred over residential school fees lashes back | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

A Winnipeg lawyer has been disbarred for overcharging his clients — residential school survivors seeking compensation — by about $1 million.

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Saganash calls on Duncan to apologize over residential schools comment

OTTAWA–NDP leadership candidate and Quebec MP Romeo Saganash is calling on Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan to apologize for saying residential schools were not an act of genocide, but an “education policy gone wrong.”

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Pensionnats autochtones : date limite pour obtenir une compensation | Saskatchewan | Radio-Canada.ca

Pensionnats autochtones : date limite pour obtenir une compensation | Saskatchewan | Radio-Canada.ca | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
Les anciens résidents des pensionnats indiens ont jusqu'à lundi pour demander une compensation financière dans le cadre du programme de Paiement d'expérience commune (PEC) du gouvernement fédéral.
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Ottawa ordered to provide all residential schools documents - Canada - CBC News

Ottawa ordered to provide all residential schools documents - Canada - CBC News | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
An Ontario judge has ruled the federal government should provide full access to the millions of documents in its files on Indian residential schools to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
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Monument acknowledges tragedy of residential school - TheChronicleHerald.ca

"“Ma’tlipiatiwkw app,” Mi’kmaq Grand Chief Ben Sylliboy said Saturday, quoting the inscription on a monument unveiled at the We’koqma’q First Nation in Cape Breton.“It won’t happen again.”

The pledge refers to the suffering by Mi’kmaq children experienced at the Maritime provinces’ only Indian residential school in Shubenacadie"

 

-Monica Graham, The Chronicle-Herald

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NWT, Nunavut to launch mandatory classes on residential schools - Globe and Mail

NWT, Nunavut to launch mandatory classes on residential schools - Globe and Mail | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"Counsellors and help lines are ready as northern schools prepare for mandatory classes on residential schools in the very communities where their impact may have been the worst.

 

Teachers from across Nunavut and the Northwest Territories are in Yellowknife this week to learn how to deliver the new course in Grade 10 classrooms for the first time later this month."

 

- Bob Weber, The Globe and Mail

 

 

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Report urges residential school history classes - North - CBC News

Report urges residential school history classes - North - CBC News | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission is calling for changes to Canadian public school curriculums to include information about residential schools for aboriginals, and for mental-health care for residential school survivors.
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Waub Rice on the sad history of residential schools

Waub Rice on the sad history of residential schools | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
In his third post, Rice discusses authors who have examined the history of residential schools and their own personal experiences with them.
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A Stranger at Home by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton

A Stranger at Home by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

A Stranger at Home is the sequel to Fatty Legs. Published in 2011.

 

Margaret returns home from being away for 2 years at residential school as an  outsider. She can't speak her language or remember the culture, the food upsets her stomach, and her own mother doesn't recognize her. Margaret must relearn her culture and make an important decision of whether or not to return to residential school with her little sisters.

 

Good for grades 4 to 7.

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