Video Resources

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Teacher Resources

  • Truth & Reconciliation in Canadian Schools by Pamela Rose Toulouse
  • Speaking Our Truth, A Journey of Reconciliation by Monique Gray Smith
  • They Came from the Children by the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada
  • Behind Closed Doors: Stories from the Kamloops Indian Residential School by Jack Agnes
  • Calling Down the Sky by Rosanna Deerchild
  • They Called Me Number One by Bev Sellars
  • Orange Shirt Day by the orange Shirt Society published by Orca Publishers or Medicine Wheel Education

Classroom Resources

  • First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada; fncaring
  • Indian Residential School & Reconciliation Resources;
  • Mount Elgin Industrial Institute- Indian Residential School
  • Mount Elgin Industrial School – The Children Remembered;
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Open book on a stack of books


Books for Younger Students

  • When I Was Eight by Michael Kusugak
  • Kookum’s Red Shoes by Peter Evyindson
  • I Am Not a Number y Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer
  • Stolen Words by Melanie Florence
  • Phyllis’s Orange Shirt by Phyllis Webstad

Books for Older Students

  • The Orange Shirt Story by Phyllis Webstad
  • The Secret Path by Gord Downie and Jeff Lemire
  • Fatty Legs: A True Story by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton
  • No Time to Say Good-bye: Children Stories of Kuper Island Residential Schools by Sylvia Olsen
  • As Long as the Rivres Flow by Larry Loyie
  • Dear Canada: These Are My Words by Ruby Slipperjack