Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Phaedra Midgic, New Brunswick

Fair address: Anglophone East Regional Heritage Fair (Hopewell Cape)

Project: Cultural Genocide: The Legacy of Residential Schools

Residential schools are a very dark chapter in Canadian history that we all need to learn about.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The last residential school closed just 21 years ago, yet many Canadians are only just learning about residential schools.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

I would like other Canadians to know that even though residential schools are closed, many First Nations peoples, Inuit and Metis still experience racism and the effects of the residential school system. These effects are felt across generations and will take generations to heal.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

My life is much, much better because I am able to speak my language, practice my religion and no one is trying to destroy my culture.

  • Egon

    This was a very dark chapter in Canadian history, AND YOU'VE SHOWN US WHY.
    27/06/2018 10:03:48 AM

  • Susan Spence

    Very well done Phadera, informative and thought provoking.
    21/06/2018 9:51:37 AM

  • Jo-Anne Richter

    Well done!
    19/06/2018 11:28:17 PM

  • Lorna Jones

    Phaedra, thank you for the work and time you have invested in this project, and for informing us about an issue that is so important in our country.
    18/06/2018 9:28:52 AM

  • barbara gebuhr

    I am so glad to see this video Phaedra. I was one of the judges in Hopewell Cape, and I wondered how you would put your project into video form. Kudos - you should be very proud!
    17/06/2018 10:48:24 AM

  • Henry Pursey

    Great video, good luck
    15/06/2018 9:17:38 PM

  • Bernadette Clement

    That was a great presentation Phaedra.
    15/06/2018 8:50:19 PM

  • Julia Williams

    Great work at doing the research required to get the information in this presentation right. Well done.
    15/06/2018 7:52:42 PM

  • Nicole Richer

    Great Job Phaedra. You presented this important information with honesty and compassion.
    15/06/2018 1:40:06 PM

  • Neal Burke

    Thank you for this video, it was really well done. Also interesting to hear from the Mayor. Repression and resilience.
    14/06/2018 6:43:01 PM

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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.