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The fallen feather [videorecording] : Indian industrial residential schools Canadian confederation by Bezeau, Randy N 

Call Number: 371.829971 BEF 2007 DVD

Publication Date: 2007

The fallen feather provides an in-depth critical analysis of the driving forces behind the creation of Canadian Indian Residential Schools. Using historical source documents, survivors' personal testimonies and detailed analysis from community leaders, the film explores in detail, the Federal Government's primary motivation in the creation of these schools. While examining the influences of Indian wars, Sir John A. MacDonald's National Policy, Land Claims issues, the film details how all of these events and visions contributed to the development of these schools. The film argues that the lasting effects that First Nations in Canada suffer today, can be traced back directly to their experiences within these schools. Finally, we as Canadians are all challenged to re-examine our shared history.

Bezeau, Hoskins, Bezeau, Randy N, Hoskins, Jannica R, & Fallen Feather Productions. (2007). The fallen feather Indian industrial residential schools Canadian confederation. Fallen Feather Productions.

Indigenous Studies Portal

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Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)

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Bibliography of Native North Americans

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Residential School Locations - ArcGIS Mapping Application

Created by the University of Calgary Libraries and Cultural Resources department, this interactive map identifies all Residential School locations across Canada, according to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. Several locations contain links connected to relevant archival materials from the Glenbow Library and Archives digital collection at the University of Calgary. This application acts as an educational tool, intended to inform and support student learning of Residential Schools and the impacts of colonization on Indigenous cultures throughout Canadian history.  

This map exists as part of a larger project connecting educators and students to archival materials, highlighting Indigenous cultures and peoplehood. More information can be found here