A new traveling exhibit called “Where Are The Children? Healing the Legacy of the Residential Schools” is at the Festival Hall of the Manitoba Museum until March 13.
The exhibit relates the history of the residential schools with historical photographs and selected documents from the National Archives of Canada and various religious groups.
Sponsored by the Aboriginal Healing Foundation and curated by First Nations artist Jeff Thomas, it features 70 photographs dating from 1885 to 1960 as well as documents such as maps, original classroom textbooks and government papers.
The Anglican Church of Canada operated 26 of 80 native boarding schools in a nationwide system that began in the mid-19th century and ended in the 1970s.