A broad range of initiatives are underway at UBC that address the history and legacy of the Indian residential school system. See below for a sample of what people are doing. Also check out what instructors are doing in their classes.
Indigenous Foundations, created by the UBC First Nations Studies Program, provides concise information on Aboriginal topics, including the Indian Residential Schools, and has a complete video record of UBC’s Nov 1, 2011 IRS Dialogue–an excellent introduction to this topic.
The Museum of Anthropology offers teaching kits, panel exhibits, and guided studies for use in the classroom. The Residential School Kit is intended for students in Grades 10-12 and was developed in conjunction with the Residential School Survivor Society, the Legacy of Hope Foundation, and the Aboriginal Healing Foundation.
Working with Residential School history can be very stressful. If you encounter distress, resources are available. Please click here to learn more or call 1-866-925-4419 to access the Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line.