The Legacy of the Residential School System in Canada: A Selective Bibliography (August 2009)

Books and Articles

Angus, Denis J. Okanee. “Remembering: Preserving Residential School History.” Saskatchewan Sage. Vol. 1, No. 10 (1997), p. 6.

Annett, Kevin D. Love and Death in the Valley: Awakening to Hidden Histories and Forgotten Crimes on the West Coast of Canada. Bloomington, IN: 1st Books Library, 2002.

Barman, Jean. “Lost Opportunity: All Hallows School for Indians and White Girls, 1884–1920.” British Columbia Historical News. Vol. 22 (Spring 1989), pp. 6–9.

Barron, F. Laurie. “A Summary of Federal Indian Policy in the Canadian West, 1867–1984.” Native Studies Review. Vol. 1, No. 1 (1984), pp. 28–39.

Bennett, Paul W. “Taming ‘Bad Boys’ of the ‘Dangerous Class’: Child Rescue and Restraint at the Victoria Industrial School, 1887–1935.” Histoire sociale / Social History. Vol. 21, No. 41 (May 1988), pp. 71–96.

Bensen, Robert, ed. Children of the Dragonfly: Native American Voices on Child Custody and Education. Tucson, Ariz.: University of Arizona Press, 2001.

Bryce, P.H. The Story of a National Crime: Being an Appeal for Justice to the Indians of Canada. Ottawa: James Hope and Sons, 1922.

Campbell, Nicola I. Shi-Shi-Etko. Toronto: House of Anansi Press, 2005.

Cariboo Tribal Council. “Faith Misplaced: Lasting Effects of Abuse in a First Nations Community.” Canadian Journal of Native Education. Vol. 18, No. 2 (1991), pp. 161–197.

Cariboo Tribal Council. Impact of the Residential School. Williams Lake, B.C.: Cariboo Tribal Council, [199-].

Churchill, Ward. Kill the Indian, Save the Man: The Genocidal Impact of American Indian Residential Schools. San Francisco: City Lights Publishers, 2004.

Coates, Kenneth. "'Betwixt and Between': The Anglican Church and the Children of the Carcross (Chooutla) Residential School, 1911–1954." Interpreting Canada's North: Selected Readings. Kenneth S. Coates and William R. Morrison, eds., pp. 150–167. Toronto: Copp Clark Pitman, 1989.

Daniels, Judy. “Ancestral Pain: Métis Memories of Residential School Project.” Edmonton: Métis Nation of Alberta, 2003. (unpublished)

French, Alice. My Name is Masak. Winnipeg: Peguis Publishers, 1977.

French, Alice. The Restless Nomad. Winnipeg: Pemmican Publications, 1992.

Funk, Jack and Harold Greyeyes. Information—Knowledge—Empowerment: Residential Schools and Crime. Sherwood Park, Alb.: First Nations Free Press, 1999.

Furniss, Elizabeth. A Conspiracy of Silence: The Care of Native Students at St. Joseph’s Residential School, Williams Lake. Williams Lake, B.C.: Cariboo Council, 1991.

Giago, Tim. Children Left Behind: The Dark Legacy of Indian Mission Boarding Schools. Sante Fe, N. Mex.: Clear Light Books, 2006.

Gibney, Mark, et al., eds. The Age of Apology: Facing Up to the Past. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007.

Grant, Agnes. Finding My Talk: How Fourteen Canadian Native Women Reclaimed Their Lives after Residential School. Calgary: Fifth House Books, 2004.

Korhonen, Marja. Resilience: Overcoming Challenges and Moving On Positively. Ottawa: National Aboriginal Health Organization, 2007.

Kulchyski, Peter Keith, et al., eds. In the Words of Elders: Aboriginal Cultures in Transition. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999.

Lomawaima, K. Tsianina, and Teresa L. McCarty. To Remain an Indian: Lessons in Democracy from a Century of Native American Education. New York: Teachers College Press, 2006.

Loyie, Larry, and Constance Brissenden. As Long as the Rivers Flow. Toronto: House of Anansi Press, 2005.

Loyie, Larry, and Constance Brissenden. Goodbye Buffalo Bay. Penticton, B.C.: Theytus Books, 2008.

Magnet, Joseph Eliot. Litigating Aboriginal Culture. Edmonton: Juriliber, 2005.

McKay, Stan, and Janet Silman. The First Nations: A Canadian Experience of the Gospel-Culture Encounter. Geneva: WCC Publications, 1995.

McKegney, Sam. Magic Weapons: Aboriginal Writers Remaking Community after Residential School. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2007.

Metatawabin, Edmund. Hanaway. Victoria, B.C.: Metatawabin Productions and Research, 2004.

Métis Nation of Alberta. Métis Memories of Residential Schools: A Testament to the Strength of the Métis. Edmonton: Métis Nation of Alberta, 2004.

Middelton-Moz, Jane. Children of Trauma: Rediscovering Your Discarded Self. Deerfield Beach, Fla.: Health Communications, 1989.

Morrisseau, Calvin. Into the Daylight: A Wholistic Approach to Healing. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998.

Murphy, P.J., et al., eds. Coyote U: Stories and Teachings from the Secwepemc Education Institute. Penticton, B.C.: Theytus Books, 1999.

Orford, Emily-Jane Hills. Ukulele Yukon. Ottawa: Baico Pub. Consultants, 2006.

Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada. The Inuit Way: A Guide to Inuit Culture. Rev. ed. [Ottawa]: Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada, 2006.

Ray, Arthur J. I Have Lived Here Since the World Began: An Illustrated History of Canada's Native Peoples. Toronto: Lester Pub., 1996.

Réaume, Denise G., and Patrick Macklem. Education for Subordination: Redressing the Adverse Effects of Residential Schooling. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994.

Scott-Brown, Joan. “The Short Life of St. Duncan’s Calgary Indian Residential School, 1896–1907.” Canadian Journal of Native Education. Vol. 14, No. 1 (1987), pp. 41–49.

Stonefish, Brent. Moving Beyond: Understanding the Impacts of Residential School. Edited by Jode Kechego. Owen Sound, Ont.: Ningwakwe Learning Press, 2007.

Stout, Madeleine Dion, and Gregory Kipling. Aboriginal People, Resilience and the Residential School Legacy. Ottawa: Aboriginal Healing Foundation, 2003.

Titley, E. Brian. “Indian Industrial Schools in Western Canada.” Schools in the West: Essays in Canadian Educational History. Edited by Nancy M. Sheehan et al. Calgary: Detselig, 1986, p. 145.

Trafzer, Clifford E., et al., eds. Boarding School Blues: Revisiting American Indian Educational Experiences. Lincoln, Nebr.: University of Nebraska Press, 2006.

Film and Video

The Fallen Feather. Directed by Randy Bezeau. Revelstoke, B.C.: Vision Productions, 2007. [Video recording.].

Childhood Lost. Directed by Doug Cuthand. Montreal: National Film Board of Canada, 2006. [Video recording.].

Muffins for Granny. Directed by Nadia McLaren, with the collaboration of Melanie McLaren. [Toronto]: Mongrel, c2008. [Video recording.].

Niigaanibatowaad: FrontRunners. Directed by Lori Lewis. Produced by Laura Robinson, Lori Lewis, and Liz Jarvis. [Winnipeg]: Laksakla Productions and Laura Robinson Productions, 2007. [Video recording.].

The Residential Schools: The Other Side of the Residential School Story. Produced by the Missinabie Cree First Nation. North Vancouver, B.C.: Motion Visual Productions, 1997. [Video recording.].

Violation of Trust. Produced by David Kaufman. Hosted by Gillian Findlay. Toronto: CBC Educational Sales, c1991. [Video recording.].


Note: Theses with AMICUS numbers are in the Library and Archives Canada collection.  Digitized versions (from the microfiche) are linked when possible.

ChiefCalf, April Rosenau. "Victorian Ideologies of Gender and the Curriculum of the Regina Indian Industrial School, 1891–1910." Master’s thesis, University of Saskatchewan, 2008. [PDF 16.8 MB].
AMICUS No. 34436889

Dalseg, Barbara A. "In Their Own Words: Manitoba's Native Residential Schools Remembered. Master’s thesis." University of Manitoba, 2003. Ottawa: National Library of Canada, 2004. [PDF 5.30 MB].
ISBN 0612894630
AMICUS No. 30721519

Logan, Tricia Elizabeth. "We Were Outsiders: The Metis and Residential Schools." Master’s thesis, University of Manitoba, 2007. Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada, 2007.
ISBN 9780494261392
AMICUS No. 33666130

Marceau-Kozicki, Sylvie. “Onion Lake Indian Residential Schools, 1892–1943.” Unpublished master’s thesis, University of Saskatchewan, 1993.
McKegney, Sam. "Reclamations of the ‘Dis-Possessed’: Narratives of Survivance by Indigenous Survivors of Canada’s Residential Schools." Doctoral thesis, Queen's University, 2005. Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada, 2005.
ISBN 0612998460
AMICUS No. 32118954

Pulpan, Adam E. "The Relationship of School, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit and Elders in the Education of Youth Within a Nunavut Community." Master’s thesis, York University, 2006. Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada, [2007].
ISBN 9780494197561
AMICUS No. 33361889


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