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Reading lists

Find recommended reading lists about residential schools that focus on titles written by Indigenous authors.

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.

For all Indigenous Peoples in Manitoba, this document from Shared Health Manitoba lists additional supports: Indigenous Cultural Healing Supports (last updated: November, 2020).

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From the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

More reading lists

Calling Down the Sky
Did you see us? : reunion, remembrance, and reclamation at an urban Indian residential school
A knock on the door : the essential history of residential schools from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Sugar Falls: A Residential School Story