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Residential Schools, With the Words and Images of Survivors

Residential Schools, With the Words and Images of Survivors

Residential Schools, With the Words and Images of Survivors is now available from www.goodminds.com

A unique national history by Larry Loyie, award-winning author and residential school survivor (former student).
With Wayne K. Spear and Constance Brissenden

Features of Residential Schools:
— a unique national history
— the ninth book by Larry Loyie (Cree), a former student (survivor); with co-authors Wayne K. Spear, Kanien’keha:ka (Mohawk), writer, educator, and former director of communications for Aboriginal Healing Foundation; and writer and editor Constance Brissenden
— 21 years to research and interview survivors
— 10 years to plan, search for photographs, and research in Canada and the United States
— 3 years to write. Last interviews and photographs taken at the final Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada gathering, March 2014.
— co-published by the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre at Algoma University and Indigenous Education Press / www.goodminds.com. Both are new imprints, proudly launching with Residential Schools, With the Words and Images of Survivors
— 112 pages, full colour, hard cover with jacket, 10 x 8 format
— a stunning design by Dean Pickup of Canada Book Design (Beaumont, AB)
— includes more than 120 images, many from the personal collections of survivors
— words of more than 60 survivors or family members

Introduction by Larry Loyie plus 7 chapters:
Chapter One: Why Did It Happen? The Residential School System
Chapter Two: As Long as the Sun Shines, The Meaning of Culture and Traditions
Chapter Three : Leaving Home, Away From Your Own People
Chapter Four: Life at School, The Half-Day System
Chapter Five: The Truth is Heard, The Dark Side of Residential School
Chapter Six: Friendship and Laughter, Coping With a New Life
Chapter Seven: A Changing World, The Healing Begins
Afterword: In Honour of the Grandparents
Map of Residential Schools (courtesy Truth and Reconciliation Commission)
Key Dates
Glossary
Index

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