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Northwest History Index
This card index in the Special Collections Department of the Central Library provides access to the Northwest History Collection, a heritage collection covering the early history and exploration of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest.
The collection includes:
- magazine and newspaper articles
- chapters in books
- many other resources
As of August 1998, no new material hs been added to the Northwest History Index. It is continued by the British Columbia Index.
View of Indian Residential School in Alert Bay, VPL #38471, Hugh Weatherby
This guide will help you begin your research and use Library resources to learn more about the Residential School system and its consequences.
See our Residential School Reading list for more recommended fiction, theatre, and memoirs that document the experience of students and families victimized by the Canadian residential school system
The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
In 2009, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada began a multi-year process to listen to Survivors, communities and others affected by the Residential School system. The final report was relased in 2015.