Métis Memories of Residential Schools

A Testament to the Strength of the Métis

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Nobody’s Child

Nobody’s Child

Dedicated to Julie and Maitom – Magee Shaw’s Story

Teaching Statement:

Magee is a victim, a survivor and someone who was fiercely proud. Determined, she tried to make a better life for her and her children. Her tragedies became theirs. The Métis were often denigrated through racial slurs and were landless, but were finally recognised as Indigenous people in the 1982 Canadian Constitution.

Reflective Questions:

Who has the right to determine community belongingness OR What is the effect of relentless racial discrimination on children?
Who am I? The shame of residential schools trickled down five generations, leaving families wondering who they really are. What part do families play in an individual’s personal growth?