Métis Memories of Residential Schools

A Testament to the Strength of the Métis

Tile #14

“I was Invisible”

“I was INVISIBLE”

Teaching Statement:

Many children placed in residential schools were made to feel invisible and ‘less than’ others.  Children were often given a number instead of a name or a name that was easy to pronounce and sounded Christianized.

Reflective Questions:

Why would those instructing in residential schools be resentful of their own role in the schools along with the children designated to these schools?    What effect does being “invisible” have on the psychological health of a child?