Métis Memories of Residential Schools

A Testament to the Strength of the Métis

Tile #14

“I was Invisible”


Teaching Statement:

Many children placed in residential schools were made to feel invisible and ‘less than’ others.  Children’s names were often replaced with  a number or a name that was easier for teachers to pronounce and/or was deemed to be a Christian name.

Reflective Questions:

What would it feel like to have someone replace your name with a name of their choice? 

What effect does being “invisible” have on the psychological health of a child?