residential schools

Jul 7, 2011

Equity in Aboriginal education is the only way forward

Malinda S. Smith
We laud ourselves for supporting education of children in Afghanistan, while First Nations children get 60 to 80 per cent of government education investment received by non-Aboriginal children here.

Alive with Breath

Jun 15, 2011 to Jul 3, 2011
Beit Zatoun
612 Markham Street (by Bathurst subway)
Toronto , ON
43° 39' 53.2584" N, 79° 24' 44.6868" W
Ontario CA
Alive with Breath is a multi-media installation piece that speaks to the beauty of life prior to Canadian residential school experience.

Rev. Kevin Annett lecture and book launch: "Unrepentant: Disrobing the Emperor"

Mar 26, 2011
OISE (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education)
252 Bloor St. West Room 2-212
Toronto , ON
43° 40' 4.854" N, 79° 23' 54.0816" W
Ontario CA
The former United Church minister, who first blew the whistle on Canada's infamous Indian residential schools, will speak at 2 Toronto locations as part of a lecture tour/book launch.
Jan 24, 2011
Thanks to Elders of Turtle Island: Shirley Horton-Kampa and Agnes Grover, of the Rainy River First Nations. Photo: Robert Animikii Horton

Miigwech to our Elders

Robert Animikii Horton
Anishinaabe/Suomea poet Robert Animikii Horton felt inspired by his Elders to write a tribute to what they have meant to him in his life. This he shared with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Oct 15, 2010
Chief Dr. Billy Diamond. Photo: Ian Diamond/

Billy Diamond tells his own story

Meagan Perry
Kim Elliott and Jessa Runciman
The former grand chief of the Grand Council of the Crees, a passionate defender of his people, died on September 30. This is a speech from earlier this year.
Mar 31, 2010
Executive Director of the NWSM, Nakuset, at a Women's Policy meeting with Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff, on March 14 in Montreal. Photo: Maya Rolbin-Ghanie

Funding cuts a catastrophe for residential school survivors

Maya Rolbin-Ghanie
The Aboriginal Healing Foundation lost its budget less than two years after Stephen Harper's apology for the IRS system, and 134 healing programs are now unable to continue. Some will close today.


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