Métis Memories of Residential Schools

A Testament to the Strength of the Métis

Tile #10

Our Daily Food

Our Daily Food

Teaching Statement:

Food provided to children at residential schools was often poor quality and lacked nutritious, fresh items such as fruit while clergy/instructors were fed nutritious meals.

Reflective Questions:

What message is sent to children when they are not given the same standard of care as other Canadian children? How would the loss of traditional food affect children?  What effect does constant hunger have on growing children?

If you were raised in a residential school and often there was not enough food to eat – how would this affect you as an adult?