Residential Schools: Métis Experiences
The Métis are sometimes considered the forgotten piece within the residential school system. In Episode 2 of our Residential Schools podcast, three Survivors and Métis historian Dr. Tricia Logan unpack the complex Métis experience.
The Métis are sometimes described as the “forgotten people,” particularly when it comes to the residential school experience. In this episode, Dr. Tricia Logan, a Métis historian and researcher at the Residential School History and Dialogue Centre at UBC, describes the complex and nuanced experiences of Métis students within the system.
Hosted by Shaneen Robinson-Desjarlais, this is “Residential Schools: Métis Experiences.”
Special thanks to Survivors Linda Blomme, Larry Langille, and Louis Bellrose. Survivor testimony for this episode provided by the Legacy of Hope Foundation. Additional resources include University of Regina’s Shattering Silence and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report, Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future.
Thanks to our consultants: Guy Freedman, Métis from Flin Flon and president and senior partner of the First Peoples Group, and Larry Chartrand, professor in the faculty of law at the University of Ottawa and co-author of Métis History and Experience and Residential Schools in Canada (Ottawa: Aboriginal Healing Foundation, 2006).
Illustrations by Halie Finey.