Victims of benevolence : discipline and death at the Williams Lake Indian Residential School, 1891 - 1920
Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia

1992
Book
Related School
Cariboo (BC)
Creators
Furniss, Elizabeth
Contributors
Cariboo Tribal Council (B.C.)
Description
"This story of the tragic deaths of two young boys, and the conditions at a Residential school in Williams Lake has been reconstructed from events recorded in archival documents. The government investigations, and the responses of the Oblates to the deaths has been retold as they have much relevance to current discussions of the impact of the residential schools on First Nations peoples in Canada. The author emphasizes that although the residential schools have now closed, the relationships that existed between First Nations peoples, the church and the government, that are central to this account, still persist today"--abstract.

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ISBN
0969663900
Contents
Preface -- One: Introduction -- Two: The Shuswap response to colonialism -- Three: The early years of the mission school -- Four: A death and an inquest -- Five: The government investigation -- Six: Runaways and a suicide -- Seven: Afterthoughts.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 48-53).
First Nations author.
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