Victims of benevolence : the dark legacy of the Williams Lake  Residential School
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Victims of benevolence : the dark legacy of the Williams Lake Residential School
Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia

1995
Book
Related School
Cariboo (BC)
Creators
Furniss, Elizabeth
Contributors
Cariboo Tribal Council (B.C.)
Description
"An unsettling study of two tragic events at an Indian residential school in British Columbia which serve as a microcosm of the profound impact the residential school system had on Aboriginal communities in Canada throughout this century. The book's focal points are the death of a runaway boy and the suicide of another while they were students at the Williams Lake Indian Residential School during the early part of this century. Imbedded in these stories is the complex relationship between the Department of Indian Affairs, the Oblates, and the Aboriginal communities that in turn has influenced relations between government, church, and Aboriginals today"--publisher's website.
Language
English

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ISBN
155152015X
Contents
Preface -- Chapter One: A "Sacred Duty" -- Chapter Two: The Shuswap response to colonialism -- Chapter Three: The early years of the mission school -- Chapter Four: A death and an inquest -- Chapter Five: The government investigation -- Chapter Six: Runaways and a suicide -- Chapter Seven: History in the present -- Appendix.
Notes
Earlier edition published under the title: Victims of benevolence : discipline and death at the Williams Lake Indian Residential School, 1891-1920 by the Cariboo Tribal Council, 1992.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-139) and index.
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