One of the first books published to deal with the phenomenon of residential schools in Canada, Resistance and Renewal is a disturbing collection of Native perspectives on the Kamloops Indian Residential School (KIRS) in the British Columbia interior. Interviews with thirteen Natives, all former residents of KIRS, form the nucleus of the book, a frank depiction of school life, and a telling account of the system's oppressive environment which sought to stifle Native culture.
Now in its 9th printing.
What People Are Saying
Winner, Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize 1989
Winner, BC Book Prize 1989
"Demonstrates that the experiences of the past, however painful, are valuable for future generations." Northeast Indian
About the Author
Celia Haig-Brown is the associate vice president of research at Toronto's York University as well as a professor in the Faculty of Education.