Breaking the silence : an interpretive study of residential school impact and healing as illustrated by the stories of First Nations individuals
Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia

1994
Book
Creators
Assembly of First Nations. First Nations Health Commission
Contributors
Residential School Research Project
Description
"This study sought to understand the impact of residential schools on First Nations individuals, families and communities by documenting the life stories of 13 adults who attended residential school and children. The account of these individual's stories reflects how residential schools have impacted the lives of First Nations peoples and subsequent generations in very complex and confusing ways. The final chapters turn to the question of healing and ways to recover from the wounds inflicted by these early educational experiences on the First Nations psyche"--abstract.
Language
English

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ISBN
0919682405
Contents
Introduction -- The historical context -- The wounded children (part I) -- The wounded children (part II) -- The question of trauma -- The surviving adults (part I) -- The surviving adults (part II) -- Healing principles -- Healing process -- Healing model -- Final reflections.
Notes
Title from cover.
Letter from Ovide Mercredi, National Chief, in English and Cree.
Bibliography: p. 191-196.
First Nations author.
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