A Lost Heritage: Canada's Residential Schools

A Lost Heritage: Canada's Residential Schools

“How smooth must be the language of the whites, when they can make right look like wrong, and wrong look like right.”
Black Hawk, Sauk

In 1928, a government official predicted Canada would end its “Indian problem” within two generations. Church-run, government-funded residential schools for native children were supposed to prepare them for life in white society. But the aims of assimilation meant devastation for those who were subjected to physical, sexual and emotional abuse. Decades later, aboriginal people began to share their stories and demand acknowledgement of — and compensation for — their stolen childhoods.  

What We Do

* Inform Survivors and communities of all aspects of the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement (IRSSA) such as the Common Experience Payment (CEP), the Independent Assessment Process (IAP), the Truth & Reconciliation Commission (TRC), Commemoration, Appeals;
* Advise Government departments and stakeholder organizations on issues of concern for Survivors and communities;
* Outreach to the homeless, incarcerated and hospitalized populations;
* Personal one on one meetings with individuals and small office groups;
* Large group meetings and gatherings;
* Present information sessions and workshops for Survivors at First Nations and for frontline workers across the province;
* Participate on regional and national committees to advance issues of importance on behalf of Survivors and communities in Saskatchewan.


Elaine Shingoose
Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nation
100-103A Packham Avenue
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan    S7N 4K4
[email protected]
Phone: (306) 665-1215