The ultimate Canadian book battle is taking place from March 28 to 31. During the Canada Reads competition, five celebrity champions defend a book of their choice written by a Canadian. Each day the champions debate and vote to eliminate one title until a winner is declared the book that all Canadians should read.
All of the resources listed below can be found in the SMU Library, or online. Ebooks A Knock on the Door: The Essential History of Residential Schools from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Canada’s Residential Schools: The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. v.1, pt.1. The History: Origins to 1939 Canada’sContinue reading “Some National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Resources and Reading Lists”
The recent discovery of the unmarked burial ground in Kamloops B.C has prompted many Canadians to think about and reflect on our knowledge (or lack thereof) about residential schools in Canada. Starting in the 1800s and running until 1996, residential schools were established by Christian churches and sponsored by the Canadian government to assimilate IndigenousContinue reading “Some Resources for Learning about Residential Schools in Canada”