Métis Memories of Residential Schools

A Testament to the Strength of the Métis

Tile #11

Escaping Home

Escaping Home

Teaching Statement:

By taking children away from their families and communities, the residential schools were designed to sever critical, healthy family connections. Residential schools were often located far away from home communities to discourage children spending time with their family and running home to their parents.

Reflective Questions:

What does cultural genocide mean and how was it enforced at residential schools?

 If you were raised in an institution and unable to depend on others to meet more than your basic needs, how might this impact on your ability to trust others?