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, and depicts the history and legacy of Canada’s Residential School System. Where are the Children? spans over 125 years and contains photographs and documents from the 1880s to present day. Want to know more about borrowing this exhibition? Contact our Exhibition Manager.
The movie, We Were Children (Canadian residential school system) ... In this feature film, the profound impact of the Canadian government’s residential school system is conveyed through the eyes of 2 children who were forced to face hardships beyond their years. We Were Children gives voice to a national tragedy and demonstrates the incredible resilience of the human spirit.
Ontario has an aboriginal education problem. Only 40 per cent of aboriginals living on reserves have a high school diploma, compared to 76 per cent of all Canadians. And that gap is growing. Kathleen Wynne, currently the Ontario Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and formerly the Minister of Education, tells Steve Paikin that it's time for the provincial government to partner with the federal government to provide better aboriginal education.
Winnipeg-based visual artist KC Adams is combatting negative stereotypes of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people with a photo series called Perception. Adams asked prominent indigenous Winnipeggers to pose for two photos. In the first photo, Adams reminds the models of times they were subjected to racial insults, prejudice and stereotypes. For the second photo, she asks models to think about something positive in their lives. The project is spearheaded by Urban Shaman Gallery.