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  1. American Indian boarding schools
    Wikipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    American Indian boarding schools were boarding schools established in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries to educate Native American children and youths according to Euro-American standards. They were first established by Christian missionaries of various denominations, who often started schools on reservations and founded boarding schools to provide opportunities for children who did not have schools nearby.
  2. Association of Day Care Operators of Ontario (ADCO)
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  3. Australia's 'stolen' children get apology but no cash
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    The stolen generations were Aboriginal children - mainly mixed race - who were removed from their families and sent to institutions or adopted into white families during the last century. Some children were snatched from their mother's arms, others were taken under the guise of court orders.
  4. Canadian Indian residential school system
    Wikipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    The Indian residential schools of "residential" (boarding) schools for Native Canadians (First Nations or "Indians"; Métis; and Inuit, formerly "Eskimos") funded by the Canadian government's Indian Affairs and Northern Department, and administered by Christian churches, most notably the Catholic Church in Canada and the Anglican Church of Canada. The system had origins in pre-Confederation times, but was primarily active following the passage of the Indian Act in 1876, until the mid-20th century. An amendment to the Indian Act made attendance of a day, industrial or residential school compulsory for First Nations children and, in some parts of the country, residential schools were the only option.
  5. Children of the Broken Treaty
    Canada's Lost Promise and One Girls's Dream

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2015
    Angus provides chilling insight into how Canada denies First Nations children their basic human rights.
  6. Connexions
    Volume 5, Number 1 - January 1980 - Literacy/Alphabetisation

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1980
  7. Connexions
    Volume 6, Number 1 - February 1981 - Lesbians/Gay Men/Lesbiennes/Hommes Gais

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1981
  8. Connexions
    Volume 6, Number 5 - January 1982 - Children/Enfants

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1982
  9. Dancing With A Ghost
    Exploring Aboriginal Reality

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2006
    Ross examines the differences between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal world views as it relates to culture, justice and values.
  10. The Gladys We Never Knew
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    According to the Vital Statistics Act document entitled ''RETURN OF DEATH OF AN INDIAN,'' Gladys Chapman was 12 years, 10 months, and 12 days old on April 29, 1931, when she died in Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops. Occupation of the deceased was listed as ''Schoolgirl.'' On her death certificate, Dr. M.G. Archibald reported ''acute dilation of heart'' as the cause of death, with tuberculosis as the secondary cause. The duration of death was “several days.”
  11. Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future
    Summary of the final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The summary of the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission: the product of a five-year process of hearing from survivors and compiling evidence. The report calls the schools agents of "cultural genocide" responsible for enormous abuses and lasting damage. It calls for education and reconciliation; according to commission head Murray Sinclair, "The survivors need to know that, having been heard and understood, that we will act to ensure the repair of damages is done."
  12. Occupied Canada
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
    An autobiography of Robert Calihoo, a native Canadian activist who struggled to regain the reserve that his father had sold out to the Canadian government.
  13. Our Spirits Don't Speak English
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2008
    A documentary film about the Native American boarding schools.
  14. Report on Australian Stolen Generations
    Bringing Them Home Report

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1997
    Report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families. This report is a tribute to the strength and struggles of many thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by forcible removal. We acknowledge the hardships they endured and the sacrifices they made. We remember and lament all the children who will never come home.
  15. Six Nations Parents Bus to Toronto to Protest Lack of Books, Supplies and More in Schools
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Protestors will be outside Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada on Thursday demanding all funding & school supplies be delivered to schools at First Nations community. Schools are lacking necessary supplies & facing funding crisis.
  16. Sleeping Children Awake
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 1992
    A feature length documentary video outlining the history of the residential school system and its effect on generations of First Nations’ people in Canada.
  17. Still Surviving: Reconciliation Through Everyday Rebellion
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Residential school survivors rebuild through small acts of hope and resistance.
  18. Stolen Generations
    Wikipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    The Stolen Generations (also known as Stolen children) were the children of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent who were removed from their families by the Australian Federal and State government agencies and church missions, under acts of their respective parliaments. The removals occurred in the period between approximately 1909 and 1969.
  19. This Benevolent Experiment
    Indigenous Boarding Schools, Genocide, and Redress in the United States and Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2015
    A multi-layered comparative analysis of indigenous boarding schools in the US and Canada.
  20. We Were Children
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2012
    A 2012 documentary film about the experiences of First Nations children in the Canadian Indian residential school system.

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