In Indian School Road, journalist Chris Benjamin tackles the controversial and tragic history of the Shubenacadie Indian Residential School, its predecessors, and its lasting effects, giving voice to multiple perspectives for the first time. Benjamin integrates research, interviews, and testimonies to guide readers through the varied experiences of students, principals, and teachers over the school's nearly forty years of operation (1930-1967) and beyond. Exposing the raw wounds of Truth and Reconciliation as well as the struggle for an inclusive Mi'kmaw education system, Indian School Road is a comprehensive and compassionate narrative history of the school that uneducated hundreds of Aboriginal children.About the Author: Chris Benjamin has studied, reported, and acted on environmental issues since the late 90s. He is currently the "Sustainable City" columnist for The Coast, Halifax's independent weekly newspaper, and is the author of a novel, Drive-by Saviours, which was long-listed for the 2011 Canada Reads competition and for the 2011 ReLit Award for Best Novel from a Canadian Independent Press. He lives in Halifax.
Publication Date: 20140915
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