"... the residential school introduced features to Aboriginal communities which have been passed on from generation to generation – these are spoken of collectively as the intergenerational legacy of the residential school system. The consequences of the policy of forced assimilation are very much alive in Aboriginal communities."
(From The Healing Has Begun by the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, 2002).
For Former Indian Residential Schools Students
The Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line (1-866-925-4419) is available 24 hours a day for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of his or her residential school experience.
You can also call the Crisis Line to get information on other health supports.
For UBC Students
Search the UBC Catalogue using subject headings. For example:
Search the UBC Catalogue for Indigenous organizations as the author. For example:
Indexes and Databases
Search the following indexes and databases for keywords. For example: Boarding schools, Indian residential school*, etc.