Métis Memories of Residential Schools

A Testament to the Strength of the Métis

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Keeping Watch

Keeping Watch

Teaching Statement:

Children in residential schools often suffered extreme forms of abuse, including physical, emotional, sexual, and spiritual abuse.

Reflective Questions:

What trauma and survival strategies persist from these damaging experiences?  How are Metis communities and families affected by intergenerational trauma? What might trauma-informed teaching look like?

Learn more: 

Building Core Capabilities for MÉTIS TRAUMA INFORMED TOOLKIT

For more information

Intergenerational Trauma and Residential Schools 

How abuse, neglect and parental addiction can disrupt brain development: Resources » Alberta Family Wellness Initiative