Learn more about the Residential School System
Government of Canada
A Knock on the Door: The Essential History of Residential Schools from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, external link, by Phil Fontaine, Aimée Craft, The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School, external link (memoir), by Bev Sellars
PDF fileReconciliation & the Way Forward, external link, by Shelagh Rogers, Mike Degagné, Helagh Rogers, Glen Lowry, Sara Fryer
PDF fileThey Came for the Children: Canada, Aboriginal Peoples, and Residential Schools, external link, by Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada staff
Reconciling Canada: Critical Perspectives on the Culture of Redress, external link, by Jennifer Henderson and Pauline Wakeham
The Canadian Encyclopedia:
The Nitinaht Chronicles, external link (2 hr 23 min), Maurice Bulbulian, 1997, NFB
Sisters and Brothers, external link (3 min), Kent Monkman, 2015, NFB
The Amendment, external link (4 min), Kevin Papatie, 2007, NFB
Augusta , external link(16 min), Anne Wheeler, 1976, NFB
Canadian Shame: A History of Residential Schools, external link (15 min), Ginger Gosnell-Myers, 2018
The following resources are available to our Indigenous Community Members. These Resources were compiled by First Nations Health Authority, external link.
Tsow Tun Le Lum: Phone 1-888-403-3123 to access the following cultural supports Levi Martin, James Quatell and Mike Kelly.
Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS): at 1-800-721-0066 or 604-985-4464 to access the following cultural supports: Sadie McPhee, Gertie Pierre or Yvonne Rigby Jones.
Emotional mental health and counselling services will be accessible from the IRSSS Resolution Health Support Workers.
The KUU-US Crisis Line Society: operates a 24-hour provincial Aboriginal crisis line for adults and Elders at 250-723-4050, children and youth at 250-723-2040. Toll-free 1-800-588-8717.
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line and On-line Counselling Service: toll-free at 1-855-242-3310 or through hopeforwellness.ca.
The Métis Crisis Line: available 24 hours a day at 1-833-MétisBC, 1-833-638-4722.