On September 30th, we stop and reflect on the tragedy of the Residential School System in Canada.
Following the tragic discovery by the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc in May 2021, the GSS remains committed to assisting our members in gaining a better understanding of these issues at play by providing information resources on residential schools and Canada’s colonial policies towards Indigenous peoples.
A link to our statement from the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc discovery can be found here: https://sfugradsociety.ca/residential-schools-tragic-discoveries/
Additionally, the GSS has compiled some updated resources for students who are looking to gain more information on this delicate matter:
CBC Residential School Map: https://www.cbc.ca/news2/interactives/beyond-94-residential-school-map/
Your questions answered about Canada’s Residential School System: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/canada-residential-schools-kamloops-faq-1.6051632
CBC to air documentary on Tk’emlups residential school: https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/bc-news/cbc-to-air-documentary-thursday-on-discovery-at-tkemlups-residential-school-4951220
Indigenous Student Centre: https://www.sfu.ca/students/indigenous/events/orange-shirt-day.html
Government of Canada
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1450124405592/1529106060525