Métis Memories of Residential Schools

A Testament to the Strength of the Métis

Tile #22

We Must Stay together!

We Must Stay together!

 Magee Shaw’s Story

Teaching Statement:

Indigenous children were gathered up by local officials and sometimes the police and often sent hundreds of kilometres away from their homes. If sent to the same residential school, siblings were discouraged from speaking and engaging with one another.  Genders were separated and not allowed to interact.

Reflective Questions:

How does displacement from traditional homes and families disrupt relationships among siblings and parents?