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The residential school system remains rooted in Canadian history, but its effects continue to ripple through the present and future.


The residential school system ran across Canada from 1883 to 1996. Throughout its lifetime, over 150,000 Indigenous children were removed from their homes, stripped of their cultures and forced through a system created to destroy their senses of identity. The lasting negative impact of the residential school system continues to devastate communities of survivors.


This is Survivors: an eight-episode podcast, made in partnership with CJSW and the Government of Canada’s Department of Canadian Heritage, providing insight into the lived experience of residential school survivors and their families. Produced by Grace Heavy Runner, Cameron Siferd, and Jasmine Vickaryous, the project prioritizes Indigenous perspectives.


Download the Survivors informational zine here: PDF Download (16MB)