Métis Memories of Residential Schools

A Testament to the Strength of the Métis

Tile #2

Residential School Gardens

Residential School Labour

Teaching Statement:

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.

Reflective Questions:

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?