Residential School Survivor Stories
- Nishnawbe Aski Nation, 2005 -
These stories are about the “residential school journey” experienced by students from the Nishnawbe Aski Nation territory. The stories describe the following:
- Life at home before they went to school.
- The journeys they took from their homes in their traditional territories to the school.
- First impressions of the schools.
- Their lives at school.
- The illnesses they suffered.
- Their feelings and their relationships with other students.
- The bad things that happened to them while they were at school.
- The problems they later encountered as a result of having gone to residential school.
- How they have dealt with these problems.
- How they have commenced a process of healing.
The stories are short excerpts from interviews done with former students who went to the following residential schools:
- Bishop Horden Hall, Moose Factory, ON
- Cecilia Jeffrey, Redditt, ON
- McIntosh, Vermillion Bay, ON
- Pelican Lake, Sioux Lookout, ON
- St. Mary’s, Kenora, ON
- Ste. Anne’s, Fort Albany, ON
The former students were from the following First Nations communities:
- Bearskin Lake
- Fort Albany
- Eabametoong (Fort Hope)
- Lac Seul
- Marten Falls (Ogoki Post)
- Neskantaga (Lansdowne House)
- Nibinamik (Summer Beaver)
- North Spirit Lake
- Sandy Lake
- Wawakapewin, and