A Testament to the Strength of the Métis
Residential School Gardens
Tending the school gardens was a chore that children were regularly assigned for long hours. This free labour often took up half days and was not education.
How were the rights of children being violated? Is it important that children’s rights be recognised? Why is it important to a child’s development to have time to play?
To what extent does race have the ability to predetermine or affect your educational experiences?
If you went to school for eight years and yet only had a grade three education, how would this affect the way you see yourself?
Residential Schools that were located in your area
NCTR Residential Schools Interactive Map
Read Métis Memories Introduction by Jude D. Daniels
Grouard (St. Bernard’s) – NCTR
For more information:
Convention of the Rights of the Child
Métis History and Experience and Residential Schools in Canada
Importance of Play on Brain Development
TRC How Should People Feel?
Alberta First Nation finishes first phase of search at former residential school site