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A Long Journey : Residential Schools in Labrador and Newfoundland

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  • Author: Procter, Andrea

    <p>Left out of the national apology and reconciliation process begun in 2008, survivors of residential schools in Labrador and Newfoundland received a formal apology from the Canadian government in 2017. This recognition finally brought them into the circle of residential school survivors across Canada, and acknowledged their experiences as similarly painful and traumatic.</p> <p>For years, the story of residential schools has been told by the authorities who ran them. <em>A Long Journey</em> helps redress this imbalance by listening closely to the accounts of former students, as well as drawing extensively on government, community, and school archives. The book examines the history of boarding schools in Labrador and St. Anthony, and, in doing so, contextualizes the ongoing determination of Indigenous communities to regain control over their children's education.</p&gt.

    • <p>Foreword by James Igloliorte vii</p> <p>Acknowledgements xiii</p> <p>Introduction: The Journey of Reconciliation 1</p> <p>PART ONE: The Peoples of Labrador</p> <p>1. The Peoples of Labrador: Life Before the Boarding Schools 17</p> <p>PART TWO: The Moravian Mission Boarding Schools</p> <p>2. The Moravian Church in Labrador 31</p> <p>3. Early Moravian Schooling: Teaching the Gospel of Christ 45</p> <p>4. The Makkovik Boarding School 63</p> <p>5. The Nain Boarding School 107</p> <p>6. A New Boarding School Considered 163</p> <p>PART THREE: The International Grenfell Association Boarding Schools</p> <p>7. Wilfred Grenfell and the Grenfell Mission 177</p> <p>8. The Children's Home at St. Anthony 197</p> <p>9. The Cartwright Area Boarding Schools 247</p> <p>10. The St. Mary's River Boarding School 305</p> <p>11. The Yale School and Dormitories of North West River 313</p> <p>12. Boycotts and Protests: Inuit Demand More Control 367</p> <p>PART FOUR: The Innu Experience</p> <p>13. Labrador Innu, Roman Catholic Schooling, and the IGA Boarding Schools 383</p> <p>Conclusion: Moving towards Respectful Relationships 399</p> <p>Appendix 1: Record of Children at the Children's Home, 1929 413</p> <p>Appendix 2: Record of Children at Lockwood Boarding School, 1935–36 414</p> <p>Appendix 3: Record of Children at St. Mary's River Boarding School, 1935–36 415</p> <p>Notes 417</p> <p>Bibliography 479</p> <p>Index 489</p&gt.
    Original Publisher: [Place of publication not identified], ISER Books
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781894725668, 1894725662