The Resource Out of the depths : the experiences of Mi'kmaw children at the Indian Residential School at Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, Isabelle Knockwood with Gillian Thomas

Out of the depths : the experiences of Mi'kmaw children at the Indian Residential School at Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, Isabelle Knockwood with Gillian Thomas

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Out of the depths : the experiences of Mi'kmaw children at the Indian Residential School at Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia
Title
Out of the depths
Title remainder
the experiences of Mi'kmaw children at the Indian Residential School at Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia
Statement of responsibility
Isabelle Knockwood with Gillian Thomas
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Language
eng
Summary
In the 1880s, through an amendment to the Indian Act of 1876, the government of Canada began to require all Aboriginal children to attend schools administered by churches. Separating these children from their families, removing them from their communities and destroying Aboriginal culture by denying them the right to speak Indigenous languages and perform native spiritual ceremonies, these residential schools were explicitly developed to assimilate Aboriginal peoples into Canadian culture and erase their existence as a people. Daring to break the code of silence imposed on Aboriginal students, residential school survivor Isabelle Knockwood offers the firsthand experiences of forty-two survivors of the Shubenacadie Indian Residential School. In their own words, these former students remember their first day of residential schooling, when they were outwardly transformed through hair cuts and striped uniforms marked with numbers. Then followed years of inner transformation from a strict and regimented life of education and manual training, as well as harsh punishments for speaking their own language or engaging in Indigenous customs. The survivors also speak of being released from their school - and having to decide between living in a racist and unwelcoming dominant society or returning to reserves where the Aboriginal culture had evolved. In this newly updated fourth edition, Knockwood speaks to twenty-one survivors of the Shubenacadie Indian Residential School about their reaction to the apology by the Canadian government in 2008. Is it now possible to move forward?
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CaOONL
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1931-
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Knockwood, Isabelle
Dewey number
371.829/97071635
Index
no index present
LC call number
E99.M6
LC item number
K65 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Knockwood, Isabelle
  • Knockwood, Isabelle
  • Shubenacadie Indian Residential School
  • Shubenacadie Indian Residential School
  • Abused children
  • Micmac
  • Indigenous peoples
Label
Out of the depths : the experiences of Mi'kmaw children at the Indian Residential School at Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, Isabelle Knockwood with Gillian Thomas
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http://calgarylibrary.cantookstation.com/resources/5bf33ce22357944608d2e996
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online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781552667569
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unknown
Edition
Fourth edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781552667569
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)901996943
  • (CaBNVSL)mat43285796
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Out of the depths : the experiences of Mi'kmaw children at the Indian Residential School at Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, Isabelle Knockwood with Gillian Thomas
Link
http://calgarylibrary.cantookstation.com/resources/5bf33ce22357944608d2e996
Publication
Note
This is a Read Alberta eBooks title
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781552667569
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Fourth edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781552667569
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)901996943
  • (CaBNVSL)mat43285796
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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