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Indigenous Resources: Residential Schools

This guide provides access to resources on Indigenous history, communities, and culture in Canada and NS, as well as government documents. It was developed in consultation with members of the Indigenous community in Nova Scotia and NSCC.

Online Resources

Canadian Residential School and Colonial Institutions Database 1620- Present.(CRSCID) - This is a comprehensive database of Residential Schools, Indian Hospitals, and Indian Day Schools in Canada


Out of the depths : the experiences of Mi'kmaw children at the Indian Residential School at Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia - A book from the library catalogue
Residential schools : with the words and images of survivors - A book from the library catalogue
The Education of Augie Merasty - A book from the library catalogue
Muinji'j Asks Why : The Story of the Mi'kmaq and the Shubenacadie Residential School.
A National Crime - A book from the library catalogue
Indian school road : legacies of the Shubenacadie Residential School - A book from the library catalogue
Power through testimony: reframing residential schools in the age of reconciliation - A book from the library catalogue
A Knock on the Door: The Essential History of Residential Schools From the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
My Decade at Old Sun, My Lifetime of Hell