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 thirteen, and May, aged eight. If I ever knew their surnames, I don’t remember them as I wasn’t very old myself. Nor do I recall which of the residential schools in Kenora they came from. Whichever one it was I doubt they were happy there.
Rebina & May’s mother made me one of these for my dolls. From childhood up, I thought the word was tokanockin, but research shows the spelling to be tikinagan (Ojibwe word for cradleboard).