First Nations historian’s new book details ‘relentless’ children’s labour at Mt. Elgin residential school – CBC

First Nations historian’s new book details ‘relentless’ children’s labour at Mt. Elgin residential school – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 202224 Views

The book titled, ‘Nii Ndahlohke,’ means ‘I work’ in the Lunaape language

Sep 26, 2022

For Mary Jane Logan McCallum, researching the history of student life at Mount Elgin’s residential school is personal.

The history professor and member of Munsee-Delaware nation first heard about the institution from mentions of her great grandfather and his brother attending.

Now she’s written a new book outlining the exploitation of children’s labour in residential schooling — focused on the daily gendered labour of boys’ and girls’ between 1890 and 1915. The institution operated for more than 100 years on Chippewa of the Thames First Nation, located about 25 km southwest of London.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/first-nations-historian-s-new-book-details-relentless-children-s-labour-at-mt-elgin-residential-school-1.6592839

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