Grappling with Stories of Violence from Canada's Indian Residential Schools: Educator Workshop and Film Screening

Posted by Jasmine Wong on February 5, 2018

 Join us on Sunday February 25th for an educator workshop and special film screening with Director Susan G Enberg and Louis Knapaysweet, an elder and survivor of St. Anne's Residential School.

This workshop will prepare you to create a safe and reflective place for your students to process and understand the difficult and violent history of Canada’s Indian Residential Schools. We’ll introduce you to interactive strategies and resources that engage students in this history, and human behaviour, while confronting the issues that this violent time period deals with.  Students will not only be better prepared to face the history and legacies of Indian Residential Schools but also to make connections that reach beyond this particular history.

Following the educator workshop, Facing History and Ourselves Canada is pleased to host a screening of In Jesus' Name: Shattering the Silence of St. Anne's Residential School, directed by Susan G. Enberg and Edmund Metatawabin, in association with the survivors of St. Anne’s Residential School.   We will be joined by Susan and Elder Louis Knapaysweet, a survivor of St. Anne's Residential School for a conversation following the film screening.

If you are interested and want to know more check out the trailer for In Jesus’ Name: Shattering the Silence of St. Anne’s Residential School here.

Spaces are limited! Registration opens February 5th. Click HERE to register.


February 2017

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Educator Workshop

4:00 - 6:00 PM

Film Screening (open to the public)

Register here for the film screening.

Innis College Town Hall

University of Toronto

2 Sussex Drive


Location Map:
(Parking options are available by clicking the 'parking lot' icon on the map.) 


Topics: Film, Survivor Testimony, Residential Schools, workshop, CHC, difficult conversations, trc, stolen lives, facing history pedagogy, settler educators


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