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.



From Anishinabek Nation
Eve Abel


From CBC/Radio Canada – Survivors interviews:

Three Survivor stories including Clifford Quah

Alice Littledeer, Raymond Mason, Madeleine Dion-Stout

Louise Hall

Angela White

Louise Longclaws

Bruce Allan