Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Rachel Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Fair address: Nova Scotia Provincial Heritage Fair

Project: Residential Schools

Residential Schools were originally Christian churches that the government supported in an attempt to both educate and convert Indigenous children. Residential schools became an enduring phenomenon, institutions where built all over Canada. The purpose of the schools was to get rid Indigenous children of their culture. 

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

The most interesting thing I learned was that this didn't end a long time ago. The last school was shut down in 1996.

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

I think an important thing I learned while looking into this topic was that every one is different and we should not separate or try to change the people who are different we should celebrate the differences.

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

I think my life is much more privileged and have much more opportunities ahead of myself. I feel so heartbroken that these kids weren't given the same childhood and luxurious and most children today.

  • Jessica A Peddle

    Congrats Rachel!
    20/06/2018 12:42:53 PM

  • Robie Lyn Maxwell

    Great job!!!
    19/06/2018 2:38:11 PM

  • Kara Mason MacDonald

    You rock, Rachel! This is so cool to watch!
    18/06/2018 7:58:15 PM

  • Andrea Temple

    Way to go Awalt!
    18/06/2018 7:48:47 PM

  • Sheila Droesbeck Lewis

    Great job, Rachel!
    18/06/2018 6:44:39 PM

  • Ashley Constable

    Way to go Rachel!!! I am so proud of you!!
    18/06/2018 6:22:06 PM

  • Wade Temple

    Great work Rachel! Good luck.
    18/06/2018 5:07:39 PM

  • Marie Morrell

    Great job Rachel and supporting cast.
    18/06/2018 3:33:32 PM

  • Deborah

    Awesome work
    18/06/2018 2:04:56 PM

  • Catherine Araujo

    We’ll done the
    17/06/2018 3:53:32 PM

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Laval, Quebec

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.