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Residential Schools: TRUTH | Begin learning

Learn more about Canada's "Indian Residential Schools System". Find information to start learning and also to do more in-depth research.

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You are visiting Winnipeg Public Library's Residential Schools Info Guide.  This guide is designed to help people learn more about the "Indian Residential Schools" system put in place by the Canadian government and operated by several churches in Canada. This is a living resource. Please check back for updates. 

The 20 branches of Winnipeg Public Library are located on Treaty No. 1 territory and the Homeland of the Métis Nation. The drinking water in Library buildings comes from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation in Treaty No. 3 territory.

A 24/7 support line is available for residential school survivors and their families:
the Residential School Survivor Support Line 1-866-925-4419.

Survivors and their families can also access the services of the Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program.

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Starting points


"Did you live near a residential school?"

Maps and atlases

SUMMARY: Each dot represents a residential school. Click/tap a dot to learn the name(s) of the school, its opening and closing dates, the denomination of the church that operated it and where the school was located.

"This map was created using data provided by the National Commission for Truth and Reconciliation, and therefore only includes schools listed in Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement."

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