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Dear Canada: These Are  My Words

Dear Canada: These Are My Words

by Ruby Slipperjack

The Residential School Diary of Violet Pesheens. A haunting novel about a 12-year-old girl's experience at a residential school in 1966.

Fatty Legs

Fatty Legs

by Christy Jordan-Fenton (Author), Margaret Pokiak-Fenton (Author), Liz Amini-Holmes (Illustrator)

The moving memoir of an Inuit girl who emerges from a residential school with her spirit intact.

Goodbye Buffalo Bay

Goodbye Buffalo Bay

by Larry Loyie & Constance Brissenden

A sequel to As Long as the Rivers Flow, Buffalo Bay is set during the author's teenaged years. In his last year in residential school, Lawrence learns the power of friendship and finds the courage to stand up for his beliefs.

I Am Not A Number

I Am Not A Number

by Jenny Kay Dupuis & Kathy Kacer, illustrated by Gillian Newland

When Irene is removed from her First Nations family to live in a residential school, she is confused, frightened and terribly homesick. When she goes home for summer holidays, her parents decide never to send her away again, but what will happen?

In Search of April Raintree

In Search of April Raintree

by Beatrice Mosionier

The powerful and moving life stories of two Métis sisters who suffer the breakdown of their family relations and the injustices of the social services system.

My Name is Seepeetza

My Name is Seepeetza

by Shirley Sterling

At six years old, Seepeetza is taken from her happy family life to live as a boarder at the Kalamak Indian Residential School. Life at the school is not easy, but Seepeetza still manages to find some bright spots.

No Time to Say Goodbye

No Time to Say Goodbye

by Sylvia Olsen, Rita Morris & Ann Sam

No Time to Say Goodbye is a fictional account of five children sent to aboriginal boarding school, based on the recollections of a number of Tsartlip First Nations people

Shin-Chi's Canoe

Shin-Chi's Canoe

by Nicola I. Campbell

Shinchi finds solace at the river, clutching a tiny cedar canoe, a gift from his father, and dreaming of the day when the salmon return to the river — a sign that it’s almost time to return home.

When We Were Alone

When We Were Alone

by David Alexander Robertson, illustrated by Julie Flett

A curious girl learns about how her grandmother held on to cultural touchstones when she was a child at a Native American residential school.

You are on Indian Land
A Beautiful Mess

A Beautiful Mess



This profound little book encourages us to set aside our limited expectations, and to fall in line with God’s.

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    November 1, 2020

    WIPCE 2020 - Australia
    World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education 2020. WIPCE draws Indigenous representatives from across the globe to share successes and strategies for culturally grounded education.