A Testament to the Strength of the Métis
“I was Invisible”
Many children placed in residential schools were made to feel invisible and ‘less than’ others. Children’s names were often replaced with a number or a name that was easier for teachers to pronounce and/or was deemed to be a Christian name.
What would it feel like to have someone replace your name with a name of their choice?
What effect does being “invisible” have on the psychological health of a child?