Stories – Colonialism

Colonialism in Canada included the forced removal, genocide and assimilation of Indigenous people. The stories in this category address the history of colonialism and residential schools and how they have created contemporary challenges and devastating impacts for First Nations, Metis and Inuit people. These stories are about building a sense of belonging and building a strong sense of identity as Indigenous people rebuild a connection with their local culture, language, traditions and practices, recognizing that Indigenous peoples have always been here. This collection of stories is from ceded and unceded regions including secondary, post-secondary, and community-based programs from the perspective of Elders, educators, knowledge holders and community organizations.