‘The Eyes of Children’ — life at a residential school

Here is a link to a 1962 CBC documentary about life at a residential school.  It shows healthy and happy indigenous schoolchildren going about their day. Nuns and teachers – […]
Published on June 9, 2021

Here is a link to a 1962 CBC documentary about life at a residential school.  It shows healthy and happy indigenous schoolchildren going about their day. Nuns and teachers – some of whom are indigenous – are shown interacting with the children in a normal way. The message given by the CBC in that documentary was that indigenous children were receiving a good education at the school. Interestingly, this video was taken down by the CBC as soon as the school became big news. It was put back up a few hours later with a large warning attached to it that contained largely false information, such as “150,000 forced to attend residential schools”.

Share | Email | Print

Featured News

MORE NEWS

Should Canada Hold an Indigenous Referendum?

Should Canada Hold an Indigenous Referendum?

Canada, United States, Australia and New Zealand all share one important historical feature. Indigenous people were already present when the Europeans arrived. The histories are all similar, in that the indigenous populations had to be accommodated before large scale...