Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Residential Schools

Where are the Children?
This project was launched at the National Archives of Canada. Dedicated to the service of the nation's identity, the Archives gathers what has been as an endowment to what will be. This project is an attempt to tell the true and painful story of a national institution committed, not to the preservation of a people, but to their forced assimilation.

Where are the Children? acknowledges that the era of silence is over. The resilience of Aboriginal people is evident in efforts to address the effects of unresolved trauma, thereby conferring upon future generations a renewed legacy of peace, strength, and well-being.

The Fallen Feather: Indian Industrial Residential Schools & Canadian Confederation
93 minute documentary that presents a description and analysis of the creation and development of the residential school system and the difficult, and painful legacy the people of this system left for First Nation's generations.
This documentary is available at the TRU Library
Call No: E96.5.F34 2007

Behind Closed Doors: Stories From the Kamloops Indian Residential School Secwepemc Cultural Education Society 2006
Available at the TRU Library
Call No: E 96.6.K34 B45 2006

Pelq'ilc: Coming Home
Celia Haig-Brown, a Professor in the Faculty of Education at York University, and Helen Haig-Brown from the Tsilqhot'in Nation created this 33 minute documentary.