Muinji'j Asks Why: The Story of the Mi'kmaq and the Shubenacadie Residential School

MacEachern, M.
A young Mi’kmaq girl and her grandparents discuss the residential school system in Canada, the impact it had on students and their families, and the reconciliation process. The conversation gives her a greater understanding of and connection to her family’s traditions and culture, which leads to a heightened pride in her heritage and a desire to learn more about herself and her ancestors. A useful resource on the impact of residential schools on Indigenous Peoples. For younger grades, suitable as a read-aloud to prompt discussions; for older grades, useful as an individual or class read to help students dig deeper into the issues surrounding residential schools. Social considerations noted; difficult and potentially unsettling subject matter.
Indigenous, Novel
English Language Arts
  • K-7

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