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The University of Manitoba campuses are located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the MĂ©tis Nation. More

Native Studies: Indigenous Peoples of Canada: Residential Schools

This guide will help you find useful research and information on Indigenous Peoples of Canada (First Nations, Metis & Inuit) and will assist students in their studies and assignments.


  • Tip: Try searching "residential schools" with quotation marks.
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Historical Overview

Survivors' Stories


TRC and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation is the permanent home of statements, documents, and other materials created during the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

The NCTR website also provides resources for research on residential schools. Look through the Reports page to find the full text of many recent and historical reports. You can find important documents on the Reading, Literature, Records, and Documents page.



Books and Ebooks

Want to find more books? Not sure how? Watch this captioned video tutorial, or read the text version.

Documentaries and Videos