Hiding in Plain Sight: Newspaper Coverage of Dr. Peter Bryce’s 1907 Report on Residential Schools & Why it Matters Today

September 27, 2022 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Migizii Agamik, University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus
114 Sidney Smith St
MB R3T 2M6
Indigenous Engagement and Communications

Join Kathleen McKenzie and Sean Carleton for a discussion about their recent research about Dr. Peter Bryce’s 1907 Report on Residential Schools and why it matters today. They argue that if Canada is committed to putting truth before reconciliation, it is important to acknowledge that many Canadians were presented with evidence of the horrors of the residential school system in the early 1900s yet chose a course of inaction. The cycle of Canadian indifference and inaction in the face of ongoing injustice for Indigenous peoples continues today. The only way to break the cycle is for Canadians to acknowledge the truth about the history and ongoing legacies of the IRS system and commit to decolonization and meaningful reconciliation.


9:30 a.m. – Coffee and refreshments

10:00 a.m. – Presentation

10:30 a.m. – Q&A