In this module we follow the creation and implementation of the Residential school system in Canada. We discuss the intergenerational trauma caused by the Residential school system and the creation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
- Identify the creation and implementation of the Residential school system in Canada
- List the physical and psychological trauma experienced by First Nations, Metis and Inuit children in residential schools.
- Understand the impact of intergeneration-trauma on Indigenous communities caused by residential schools.
- Learn from the first-hand accounts of survivors of the residential school system.
- Learn about a landmark settlement and the contribution of the ‘Truth and Reconciliation Commission’’.
Complete the following video (8:11 mins) before proceeding to the unit readings.
Please give a few moments for the video to buffer and be ready to play (depending on the speed of your internet).
Complete the following readings (6 mins) before proceeding to the unit quiz.
To get a printable PDF version of these slides, use the download link below.
To complete Module 6: Take the quiz (4 questions)
Bonus Video Feature: 2:00 mins
Trailer for Waniska - An Awakening of Indigenous Knowledge which features Margaret Reynolds (Residential School Survivor featured above) and other Survivors who created this film.
Directed by the Elders of First Nations University and Produced by the creative team of '4 Seasons of Reconciliation' - Productions Cazabon
Duration: 2:00 mins