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Residential School Survivors and Indigenous Storytellers Cyril Pierre and Joe Ginger

The Healing Journey of Two Residential School Survivors

Highly recommended for adults and mature student audiences so they acquire a better understanding

D. Taylor,

Director of Instruction SD #43



Our Story Summary


The purpose of this presentation is to allow Elders to share their first hand experiences as ‘survivors’ of the Indian residential school system. Forced to attend the Saint Mary‘s Catholic school in Mission, BC, Cyril Pierre and Joe Ginger endured tremendous loss of freedom and many years of physical, mental and sexual abuse. These experiences shaped not only their personal and cultural identity but their long term relationships with family and community.


70-90 minutes   *Documentary included


Suitable for Grade 5 and up. No limit to audience size.

Venue required:

Theatre, gymnasium or classroom

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