Lillian Elias: A Residential School Survivor's Story
This is the story of how Elias helped many Inuvialuit grow up with a better understanding of their language, who they are, and where they come from.
Lillian Elias first arrived at residential school in 1950 when she was 8 years old. Despite attempts by residential school administrators to strip her of her language and culture, Elias was determined to prevent her Inuvialuktun language from being lost in her community.
Illustrations by Andrew Qappik, RCA.