Current Exhibition

Where are the Children?-A healing legacy of Residential School

EXHIBIT OVERVIEW:

The SLCC is honored to host this traveling exhibit that showcases a groundbreaking archival photo exhibition of the residential schools that many of our Aboriginal people were forced to attend and the legacy of those schools on people’s lives today.

TOUR EXPERIENCE OVERVIEW:

Due to the small space and sensitive nature of this exhibit, we are presenting the Where are the Children Exhibit as a self-guided add on tour option.

If you are interested in having a more in depth overview of this exhibit as part of your group tour please be sure to make note of this at the time of booking as we will need to schedule staff accordingly. The format of this additional tour piece begins with an introduction and overview of the exhibit, then guests will be invited to explore the Gallery on their own, and lastly our cultural ambassador will set aside time for a Q&A period.

With this additional tour portion, please allow for about 1.5-2 hours total at the Centre.

To make the most of your experience, we recommend breaking for lunch between the two portions of the tour.

View Exhibition

Above photo credit: View of Fort Qu’Appelle Indian Industrial School shows students with Principal Father Joseph Hugonnard, staff and Grey Nuns, Lebret, Saskatchewan, 1884 Photographer: Otto B. Buell Library and Archives Canada, PA-118765

EXAMPLES OF QUESTIONS FOR STUDENTS CREATED BY LOCAL TEACHERS:

  • Why do you think it is important to visit this exhibit?
  • Why would First Nations people be grateful to us and thank us for coming?
  • Why do you think children of survivors should know about what happened in the schools to their parents or grandparents? Should other Canadians know? Why? Why is it important that all Canadians know?
  • Find 6 photos that surprise or interest you and write a different question for each one that has no answer. For example, the photo of Wanduta: I wondered what he was thinking and feeling when they took his photo?
  • Of the 28 schools in BC, which were the last 3 to close and where were they?
  • Find 10 French words you know and 5 new words that might be important to learn.
  • This exhibit is called “A Legacy of Hope” What is hopeful about it?
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