Residential School Testimonies Will Get Digital Archive

Opening next week but still under development: a digital archive of residential school stories and statements. Residential schools were schools administered in Canada to Native people with the goal of assimilating them into non-Native Canadian culture.

“[Ry] Moran said there are over 200 terabytes of digital information to sort through. That includes 7000 survivor statements, five million documents from government, churches and schools, 35,000 photos and all the audio and video from [Truth and Reconciliation Commission] gatherings, dialogue panels and events held over the past seven years….For now the [National Center for Truth and Reconciliation] is taking small steps in sharing the story of Indian Residential Schools in an educational and responsible way.”

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