INDIAN RESIDENTIAL, DAY,
AND INDUSTRIAL SCHOOLS

Trigger warning: readers may be triggered by the recount of Indian Residential Schools. To access a 24-hour National Crisis Line, call: 1-866-925-4419. Community Assistance Program (CAP) can be accessed for citizens of the Anishinabek Nation: 1-800-663-1142.

Survivors Stories

The following stories are told from the perspective of Indian Residential School Survivors. As a part of their healing journey, these Survivors have chosen to tell their stories. Some Survivors have chosen to not speak about their experiences, and we respect this decision.

It is important for all Canadians to hear these stories and to understand what occurred in these institutions.

If you are a citizen of one of the 39 Anishinabek Nation member First Nations and wish to have your story written and shared here, please contact the Anishinabek Nation Reconciliation Manager at 705-497-9127.

 

Written Stories from Survivors

We currently do not have any written stories from Survivors that wish to be shared.

 

Videos

From Anishinabek Nation
Eve Abel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2QlRj5tSqc

 

From CBC/Radio Canada – Survivors interviews:

Three Survivor stories including Clifford Quah
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OuTuTG5liQ

Alice Littledeer, Raymond Mason, Madeleine Dion-Stout
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdR9HcmiXLA

Louise Hall
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2ITeM8D93Y

Angela White
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzJubVB5Zzk

Louise Longclaws
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJ64DItsIi0

Bruce Allan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkuPM2C23I8