When we are teaching residential school histories, how can we ensure these survivor voices are remembered and represented?
What is the Source?
What is the Story? (Podcast)
Join Krista McCracken, an award winning public historian and archivist who works as the Researcher/Curator at Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre, as they share photos and documents from the first reunion of the Shingwauk Residential School in 1981. These early reunions marked the (informal) beginnings of the Shingwauk Residential School Archives, which were, and continue to be, built by the community from the need and desire to record, remember, and share.
Drawing on the power of community archives, Krista emphasizes how bringing oral histories, survivor-centred stories, and art into our conversations about residential schools can strengthen these conversations by uplifting survivor voices.
This type of history demonstrates the importance of centring those who lived through the experience of residential schools, and their descendants, in our teachings about residential schools. - Krista McCracken