The survivors speak : a report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
 

The survivors speak : a report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia

2015
Book > Report
Creators
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Description
"In this volume, residential school Survivors speak of their pain, loneliness, and suffering, and of their accomplishments. While this is a difficult story, it is also a story of courage and endurance. The first step in any process of national reconciliation requires us all to attend to these voices, which have been silenced for far too long."

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Alternate Title(s)
Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
ISBN
9781522796145; 1522796142; 9780660019857; 066001985X; 9780660019833; 0660019833
Contents
Life before residential school -- Forced departure -- A place of refuge -- The journey -- Arrival -- Language and culture -- Bedwetting -- Daily life -- Strange food -- School meals -- Chores -- Religious training -- Separating siblings -- Gender relations -- Contact with parents -- Fear, loneliness, and emotional neglect -- Despair -- Hiding the truth -- Classroom experience -- Regimentation -- Integration into public schools -- Truancy -- Discipline -- Abuse -- Student victimization of students -- Medical attention -- Disability -- Warm memories -- Sports and recreation -- Cadets -- Improvements -- The end.
Notes
Issued also in French under title: Les survivants s'expriment, un rapport de la Commision de vérité et réconciliation au Canada.
Includes bibliographical references.
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