Recognizing and Researching Residential School Sites

Today is  Orange Shirt Day, a national day held annually to open the door to conversations about Canada’s residential school system. It’s a time to acknowledge the experience of former students and create meaningful discussion around the effects of residential schools and the dark legacy left behind.

In this spirit, the Heritage Division of Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women has developed a new resource guide to assist researchers, former students, Survivors, Survivor groups or communities to research and recognize residential school sites and stories.

Whether you are part of community or organization helping to recognize a former school site or you want to learn more through archival and historical research or from a museum exhibit, the new Resource Guide for Researching and Recognizing Residential School Sites may help in this important work.

The Big Voice Drummers finish a victory song as a Red Deer City Cemetery monument is unveiled, honouring four children who died while attending Red Deer Industrial School (2017).

 

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