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Orange Shirt Day: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Resource List

Posted on: Sep 21, 2021

This residential school resource list was created on behalf of CUE’s Indigenous Knowledge and Research Centre for their virtual event, Sitting with Survivors, on September 27, 2021.

This resource list includes memoirs and stories from residential school survivors, history about residential schools, Truth and Reconciliation Commission volumes, Aboriginal Healing Foundation reports, and residential school testimonies.

Thank you to Danielle Powder, CUE’s IKRC Manager, for help in selecting and highlighting these resources.




Speaking My Truth: Reflections on Reconciliation & Residential School by Shelagh Rogers‎, Mike DeGagné‎, Jonathan Dewar‎, Glen Lowry, & Aboriginal Healing Foundation

A Knock on the Door: The Essential History of Residential Schools by Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

A Stranger at Home: A True Story by Christy Jordan-Fenton‎

Aboriginal People, Resilience, and the Residential School Legacy by Madeleine Dion Stout‎, Gregory D Kipling‎, & Aboriginal Healing Foundation

Canada’s Residential Schools: Missing Children and Unmarked Burials by Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Fatty Legs: A True Story by Christy Jordan-Fenton‎

Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada by Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

From Bear Rock Mountain: The Life and Times of a Dene Residential School Survivor by Antoine Mountain

From Truth to Reconciliation: Transforming the Legacy of Residential Schools by Marlene Brant Castellano‎, Linda Archibald‎, Mike DeGagné‎, & Aboriginal Healing Foundation

Injichaag: My soul in Story: Anishinaabe Poetics in Art and Words by Rene Meshake & Kim Anderson

My Decade at Old Sun, My Lifetime of Hell by Arthur Bear Chief

Residential Schools: With the Words and Images of Survivors by Larry Loyie‎, Wayne K. Spear‎, & Constance Brissenden

Resistance and Renewal: Surviving the Indian Residential School by Celia Haig-Brown

Shin-chi’s Canoe by Nicola I Campbell‎ & Kim LaFave

Speaking our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation by Monique Gray Smith

The Education of Augie Merasty: A Residential School Memoir by Joseph Auguste Merasty‎

They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School by Bev Sellars


See all 41 titles in this resource list in the CUE Library catalogue: https://concordia.on.worldcat.org/list/17950499


In recognition of Orange Shirt Day / National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, CUE Library will be closed on September 30.