Truth and Reconciliation Display
The Library has collaborated with SAIT’s Chinook Lodge Resource Centre to create a display about “Truth and Reconciliation.” This display includes Library resources and photographs from the National Archives of Canada which illustrate what happened in the indigenous residential schools in Canada. In December 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada released its entire six-volume Final Report “Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future” which documents the history of the residential school system. The Final Report is also available in print or online at the Reg Erhardt Library.
Additionally, the Canadian Encyclopedia has a great deal of information about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and residential schools as well as suggested reading, related articles and links to additional information.
In our CBC Curio collection we also have access to audio and video documentaries. Some examples that we found are listed below:
- Residential Schools: A Sad Chapter in Canadian History
- Residential Schools and Hockey
- The Road to Reconciliation
- Stolen Children: Truth and Reconciliation
To learn more or view related materials, you can also go to:
Photo credit: Canada. Dept. Indian and Northern Affairs (1940). Class portrait of students, two priests and eight nuns at Cross Lake Indian Residential School, Cross Lake, Manitoba [online image]. Retrieved March 15, 2018 from http://data2.archives.ca/e/e444/e011078116-v8.jpg.