Topic #6 - Survivors

STORIES FROM RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL SURVIVORS

During the classroom unit we talk about Residential Schools but we don’t hear directly from the Survivors of these schools. It is important to hear their stories as this honours what they survived and all they sacrificed to now help the Nations and Canada in reconciling. They shared their stories in the hope of inspiring the next generation (you) in envisioning a better country.

For your presentation:

  •   As a group, commit that each one of you will watch or listen to 1 survivor story each.

 In your Powerpoint:

  • Collect photos (or screenshots) of the story you have listened to and include quotes from each story you have heard in your Powerpoint.
  • Find a few books, stories or sources for your class to hear or read the stories of survivors
  •  Add information about where students can go to meet or interact with survivors (speakers, events, a residential school museum, etc.)

Below are only a few examples to get you started on your research. You can include them or find different examples and sources.

Choose One:

on this interactive website you can download the free app from itunes, see the timeline and hear survivor's stories from the legacy of hope foundation in the video library.

on this interactive website you can download the free app from itunes, see the timeline and hear survivor's stories from the legacy of hope foundation in the video library.

meet with residential school survivor Margaret Reynolds as she tour the grounds of her former school. Watch here, type in password: cedar

meet with residential school survivor Margaret Reynolds as she tour the grounds of her former school. Watch here, type in password: cedar

Watch the Government of Canada's official apology and listen to survivors in this video: found here.

Watch the Government of Canada's official apology and listen to survivors in this video: found here.

shirley williams (above) tells her story of surviving residential school here.

shirley williams (above) tells her story of surviving residential school here.