Monthly Archives: June 2021
Kids can’t help but know about native residential schools now, so here are some books that might help explain the system and the long-lasting, generational, effects of it in ways they can understand. 4-7s The Orange Shirt by Phyllis Webstad Stolen Words by Melanie Florence When We Were Alone by David A Robertson 7-9s I […]
Father’s Day took a bit longer than Mother’s Day to get itself established, but dads now do have their day. https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/fathers-day Also: Happy Summer Solstice!
Question: Which British monarch gave the lands of Native Americans back to them? Answer: King George III. Albeit, not for long. https://tinyurl.com/yxbkfmck
Though the word holocaust is now most only thought of as applying to the twentieth-century Nazi annihilation of ‘undesirables’, there was a Native American holocaust, too. And it was way bigger. https://www.history.com/news/native-americans-genocide-united-states
I spent my childhood living back and forth between England (Berkshire / Oxfordshire) and Canada (Ontario / British Columbia). In Ontario, my parents sometimes took two First Nation children at a local residential school on outings and special occasions like Christmas, since they were not always allowed to go home. They were sisters, Rebina, aged […]