An Introduction to The History of Canadian Residential Schools.
This presentation will explain the history of the residential school system in Canada, its origins, policies, and impacts. It will describe the role of both the federal government, as well as the missionaries and churches who ran the schools. We will discuss the experiences of children who attended the schools, and the impacts this system had on Indigenous communities. The presentation will look specifically at the history of the Mohawk Institute in Brantford, Ontario, the oldest and longest-running residential school in Canada, and will consider the unique history of the institution, as well as the important work of survivors to educate the public about their experiences.
We acknowledge that the information that will be shared in this virtual presentation can be triggering and result in unpleasant thoughts and feelings. We encourage you to practice self-care and reach out to your community for support. You can contact the Indian Residential School Survivors Society toll-free 1 (800) 721-0066 or 24hr Crisis Line 1 (866) 925-4419 if you require emotional support or assistance.
The event is free and open to all. We will be hosting the session twice. Follow the links below to register and receive the Zoom login information. Please note that the webinar will not be live casted on Facebook, you must register through the links below to participate in the session.
July 13th at 7 pm EST – Register here: https://knowhistory.co/WebinarJuly13
July 15th at 12:30 pm EST – Register here: https://knowhistory.co/WebinarJuly15