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Resistance and renewal : surviving the Indian residential school / Celia Haig-Brown.


The first book of its kind, Resistance and Renewal is a fascinating collection of Native perspectives on the Kamloops Indian Residential School, and a more general overview of the evolution of Native education. Thirteen interviews with Native people, all former students of K.I.R.S. form the nucleus of the book – a frank depiction of various aspects of school life, and a telling account of the resistance movement against the system’s oppressive environment which sought to stifle Native culture.

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  • ISBN: 9780889781894
  • ISBN: 0889781893
  • Physical Description: 164 pages, [4] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: Vancouver, British Columbia : Tillacum Library, 1988.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index, bibliography and appendices.
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Setting the scene -- The governments -- Missionaries -- The Secwepemc -- From home to school -- At home -- The transition -- School life -- The school day -- Extracurricular activities -- Discipline -- Family visits and summer holidays -- The resistance -- Going home -- Appendix A: Problem and literature review -- Appendix B: Methodology -- Appendix C: Participants -- Appendix D: Interview schedule -- Appendix E: Map of bands of Shuswap Nation -- Appendix F: Study implications -- Bibliography -- Index.
Subject: Residence and education.
Shuswap First Nation > Education.
Kamloops Indian Residential School.
Native Canadians > British Columbia > Education.
Shuswap Indigenous > Education.
Indigenous of North America > British Columbia > Education.
First Nations of North America > British Columbia > Education.
Native peoples > Canada > Residential schools.
Residential schools > British Columbia.
Indigenous of North America > British Columbia > Residential schools.
Indigenous of North America > Canada > Education.
Indigenous peoples > Canada > Residential schools

Available copies

  • 14 of 14 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Castlegar Public Library.


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Castlegar Public Library 371.97970711 HAI (Text) 35146001368786 Non-Fiction Volume hold Available -

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