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Historical Background

Get an introduction to the important historical events and issues that are explored throughout the rest of the book Stolen Lives: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Indian Residential Schools.


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This resource is intended for educators in Canada who are teaching in English.

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English — CA


  • Social Studies


  • Genocide


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This section of Stolen Lives provides historical context for many of the issues explored throughout this resource on the Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Indian Residential Schools. It is primarily designed to serve teachers, although advanced classes might also find it useful.

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