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Indigenous Research Guide: Residential Schools

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Residential Schools

Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line


The Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line is available 24-hours a day for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of their Residential school experience.

For more information on the program, please refer to the FNHA website.

We Were Children (Trailer, NFB film, 2012)

“The Stranger” Official Video - Gord Downie - Secret Path

“The Stranger” is the first full chapter and song of The Secret Path. Adapted from Gord Downie’s album and Jeff Lemire’s graphic novel, The Secret Path chronicles the heartbreaking story of Chanie Wenjack’s residential school experience and subsequent death as he escapes and attempts to walk 600 km home to his family.