Stolen Lives: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and The Indian Residential Schools

Stolen Lives: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Indian Residential Schools is a groundbreaking resource that provides educators with an examination of the Indian Residential Schools and their long-lasting effects on Canada’s Indigenous Peoples.

Primary source material, first-person accounts, and questions for rich classroom conversations, combined with our unique approach empowers educators to connect this history to today's conversations.

Students come to understand that history is the collective result of every individual’s actions. They learn not only history, but also the critical thinking skills required to make good choices for their communities today.

"Stolen Lives, this rich backgrounder and study guide about Indian Residential Schools, is a well-researched and provocative new tool that offers just such a gift. All our children have a right to the truth…the whole truth. Stolen Lives can help them learn it, and help them explore new pathways to ongoing reconciliation."

- Dr. Marie Wilson, Commissioner, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

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Canada in the news

May 9, 2017

High school students from five schools across the GTA gathered at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto on Tuesday April 25th to present ideas at a community summit on how to integrate Indigenous culture at their schools.

The community summit was the final stage of Decolonizing Schools Together, an initiative organized by Facing History. Read more about the community summit in this recent article in The Torontoist.

March 5, 2017

Facing History Canada's Stolen Lives: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada workshop received coverage from CBC News.

April 4, 2017

Kim Wheatley, an Anishnaabe and descendant of residential school survivors, recently spoke to students at Peel schools using Facing History's Stolen Lives resource.

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