Differing visions : administering Indian Residential Schooling in Prince Albert 1867-1995
 

Differing visions : administering Indian Residential Schooling in Prince Albert 1867-1995
Walter C. Koerner Library, University of British Columbia

1997
Book
Related School
Prince Albert (SK)
Creators
Dick, Noel
Contributors
Prince Albert Grand Council, Bird, Alphonse
Description
“This book tells the story of how residential schooling for Indian children has been administered in Prince Albert for more than a century. In some ways, our experience of residential schooling has been similar to that of other Aboriginal peoples throughout Canada and other countries. In other ways, however, our story is quite different. At a time when Indian residential schools were closing elsewhere in Canada, the people of the Prince Albert Grant Council saw a need to take over and completely remake an institution that had previously been used to direct and control our people. Recognizing the positive role that a completely different kind of Indian-controlled child education centre might play, we have created and pursued our own vision of how to care for and educate those of our children who require special treatment. The courage and commitment that our leaders and staff have shown in working to make this vision a reality deserves to be celebrated. The tactics that federal officials have employed to frustrate and undermine our efforts also need to be recorded"--Grand Chief Alphonse Bird, publisher's website.
Language
English

More Information

ISBN
1895686857
Notes
Co-published by Prince Albert Grand Council.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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