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Victims of Benevolence - The Dark Legacy of the Williams Lake Residential School

Victims of Benevolence

The Dark Legacy of the Williams Lake Residential School

By Elizabeth Furniss
Categories: Canada, British Columbia, Social Issues
Paperback : 9781551520155, 142 pages, 1995

Description

An unsettling study of two tragic events at an Indian residential school in British Columbia which serve as a microcosm of the profound impact the residential school system had on Aboriginal communities in Canada throughout this century. The book's focal points are the death of a runaway boy and the suicide of another while they were students at the Williams Lake Indian Residential School during the early part of this century. Imbedded in these stories is the complex relationship between the Department of Indian Affairs, the Oblates, and the Aboriginal communities that in turn has influenced relations between government, church, and Aboriginals today.

Reviews

A solid addition to the historical record.
-BCLA Reporter

- BCLA Reporter