Downloadable Publications

Shattering the Silence is an e-resource produced by Project of Heart (SK) that extracts, reorganizes, and compiles the school-specific Saskatchewan elements of the NCTR reports and primary source documents as well as incorporating other resources and former student accounts. It is an informative and accessible resource for teaching and learning about Indian Residential Schools in Saskatchewan. Download your free copy here.

The book is entitled Together with the Children – The Elder Project and it began in June 2010 with renowned poet Wendy Morton working with Aboriginal students from Grades 4 –12 and their Elders. The Elders told their life stories and the students turned their stories and words into poetry. Eleven district schools, nkmaplqs i snamamyatn kl sqilxw tet Cultural Band School, and Pleasant Valley Secondary school students are featured in the book. Click here to view:

A Project of Heart companion resource by the BCTF,  The Gladys We Never Knew   helps children learn not just about the Indian Residential Schools, but about the life Gladys lived with her own people until the time she was taken away. A rich resource full of classroom activities, the Nlaka’pamux Blanket Exercise, colourful illustrations, and primary source documents from the IRS that Gladys attended.

Starting to Talk – A Guide for Communities on Healing and Reconciliation from the Legacy of Indian Residential Schools
This handbook was developed from a two day gathering held in Sioux Lookout on March 7 and 8, 2011. Concerning the intention of the handbook, Garnet Angeconeb, Co-chair of SLCCHR says, “Since March 2011, a number of people from Northwestern Ontario have been working towards producing a handbook; a handbook that will be a resource to other communities who may wish to engage in dialogue and activities around reconciliation stemming from the Indian Residential Schools legacy.”
The Sioux Lookout Community Coalition for Healing and Reconciliation c/o the Sioux Lookout Anti-Racism Committee

They Came for the Children – Canada, Aboriginal Peoples, and Residential Schools
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Canada have released an interim report “They Came For The Children” into the treatment of native American children in Canada from the late 1800s to the 1970s who were sent to government sponsored residential schools .
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Hidden History is a “must” for teachers in B.C. who are keen to learn about the Indian Residential Schools in their province. The British Columbia Teachers’ Federation is at the forefront of arming their teachers with what they need to know to bring this hidden part of Canadian up front and make it personal. The on-line edition offers a wealth of learning resources that are updated regularly.