Indian School Road—Legacies of the Shubenacadie Residential School
by Chris Benjamin
COMPASSIONATE, COMPREHENSIVE, and giving voice to the experiences of students, principals, and teachers, here is the detailed story of the Maritime school that uneducated hundreds of First Nations children from 1930 to 1967.
Interviews, testimonies, and archival research illuminate the sustained, intergenerational impact of these schools, the raw wounds of Truth and Reconciliation, and the struggle for an inclusive Mi’kmaw education system.
“For white writers to solely treat residential schools as someone else’s story is to miss the chance to learn about ourselves....”—Chris Benjamin
winner of the
Dave Greber Freelance Writers
Award for Social Justice Writing