Métis Memories of Residential Schools

A Testament to the Strength of the Métis

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Residential School Gardens

Residential School Gardens

Teaching Statement:

Tending the gardens was a chore that children were assigned for long hours. Free labour of Indigenous children was not education.

Reflective Questions:

How were the rights of children being violated? Is it important that children’s rights be recognised?  Why is it important to a child’s development to have time to play?

To what extent does race predetermine (or affect?) your educational experiences?

Learn more:

Research Residential Schools that were located in your area
NCTR Residential Schools Interactive Map

For more information: 

Convention of the Rights of the Child

Métis History and Experience and Residential Schools in Canada