Where Are The Children? Healing The Legacy Of Residential Schools

OCTOBER 18, 2014 - JANUARY 4, 2015

Bud Glunz, National Film Board of Canada, Library and Archives Canada Kamloops 1934 Metis family, Fort Chipewyan, Alberta, 1899, Glenbow Archives Children at North Camp School, Blackfoot reserve, Gleichen area, Alberta, 1892, Glenbow Archives

Organized by The Legacy of Hope Foundation

Where are the Children? examines and acknowledges the experiences, consequences and impact of Canada’s Residential School System on Aboriginal peoples.

The exhibition consists of 118 framed archival photographs, text panels, maps, original classroom textbooks and historical government papers selected from nine public and church archives. Where are the Children? does not attempt to tell the whole story about residential schools; rather, it introduces people to a part of Canadian history that spans over 130 years from the 1880s to present day.

Through documentation, acknowledgment and education, the exhibition aims to promote understanding and reconciliation in Canada about residential schools and the continued effect they have on people’s lives today.


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