Kuper Island : return to the healing circle
Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia

1997
Moving Image
Related School
Kuper Island (BC)
Contributors
Campbell, Peter C., Welsh, Christine, Gumboot Productions, Vision TV, CBC Newsworld
Description
"They called it Alcatraz. It was the Kuper Island Residential School, and it stood on a remote island off the coast of British Columbia. For almost a century, hundreds of Coast Salish children were sent to Kuper Island, where they were forbidden from speaking their native language, forced to deny their cultural heritage, and often faced physical and sexual abuse. Some died trying to escape on logs across the water. Many more died later, trying to escape their memories.
     Métis filmmaker Christine Welsh and Peter C. Campbell join survivors of the school, 20 years after its closure, as they begin to break the silence and embark on an extraordinary healing journey."

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"Produced in association with Vision TV. Developed with the participation of CBC Newsworld."
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