Métis Memories of Residential Schools

A Testament to the Strength of the Métis

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Washing Away Identity

Washing Away Identity

Teaching Statement:

The denigration of children’s identity began on the first day, with forced washing and disinfecting, and the idea that “white is right.”

Reflective Questions:

What assumptions were made about Indigenous children and why?  

 If the teacher assumes that you are dirty and need to be cleaned, what messages does that send to children?

Learn more: 

Research Residential Schools that were located in your area

First Days

Intergenerational Trauma and Residential Schools | The Canadian Encyclopedia


For more information

Culture, Stereotypes, and Identity