"For more than 120 years, tens of thousands of Aboriginal children were sent to Indian Residential Schools funded by the federal government and run by the churches. They were taken from their families and communities in order to be stripped of language, cultural identity and traditions. Canada’s attempt to wipe out Aboriginal cultures failed. But it left an urgent need for reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples."
"Our mission is to provide resources which will promote reconciliation and encourage and support Aboriginal people and their communities in building and reinforcing sustainable healing processes that address the legacy of physical, sexual, mental, cultural, and spiritual abuses in the residential school system, including intergenerational impacts." (archived website)
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Website. Includes information about Canada's Apology to Former Students of Indian Residential Schools , the Indian Schools Settlement Agreement and the implementation process.
"A large scale art installation, made out of hundreds of items reclaimed from Residential Schools, churches, government buildings and traditional and cultural structures including Friendship Centres, band offices, treatment centres and universities, from across Canada."
Website dedicated to the history of the United Church’s Indian Residential Schools. Contains photographs from the collections in their national archives in Toronto, as well as photos from the BC Conference Archives.