Resistance and Renewal: Surviving the Indian Residential School

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arsenal pulp press, 1988 - Education - 164 pages
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One of the first books published to deal with the phenomenon of residential schools in Canada, Resistance and Renewal is a disturbing collection of Native perspectives on the Kamloops Indian Residential School(KIRS) in the British Columbia interior. Interviews with thirteen Natives, all former residents of KIRS, form the nucleus of the book, a frank depiction of school life, and a telling account of the system's oppressive environment which sought to stifle Native culture.

Winner of the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize (BC Book Prize) in 1989.

Now in its 9th printing.

 

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Contents

PREFACE
9
FOREWORD
15
INTRODUCTION
25
FROM HOME TO SCHOOL
39
SCHOOL LIFE
58
THE RESISTANCE
98
GOING HOME
115
EPILOGUE
126
APPENDICES
141
BIBLIOGRAPHY
163
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Celia Haig-Brown is an educator and the author of Resistance and Renewal: Surviving the Indian Residential School, winner of a BC Book Prize in 1989. She is a professor in the Faculty of Education at York University in Toronto.

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