Did You See Us? Reunion, Remembrance, and Reclamation at an Urban Indian Residential School
This compilation of recollections by Survivors of the Assiniboia Indian Residential School,
captures the school’s troubled history. At the same time, it invites readers to a reunion of sorts, entered into through memories and images of students, staff, and neighbours. It is a gathering of diverse knowledges that communicate the complexity of the residential school experience.
The Assiniboia school, which operated in Winnipeg from 1958 to 1973, was the first Indian residential high school in Manitoba and one of the only residential schools in Canada in a large urban setting. These stories stitch together memories of arrival at, day-to-day life within, and departure from the school, combined with a socio-historical reconstruction of the institution, its position in the city and in the larger residential school system.
- 272 pages
- Appropriate for all ages
- Publisher: University of Manitoba Press
- ISBN: 978-0-88755-907-5
- 15.24 x 1.83 x 21.59 cm (38.70 x 4.64 x 54.83 inches)
- Printed in Canada