St. Mary’s Residential School Tour

This post is intended for the 50 teachers who registered for the upcoming St. Mary’s tour, May 2nd, 2016.  There was so much interest that we have an alternate list for another tour next fall.

Please read through the “Pre St. Mary’s Tour Scaffolding” document.  This document will direct you to the necessary readings (“A Survivor’s Story” &  “This Benevolent Experiment – conclusion“), and will take you to some important web links related to Reconciliation in Canada.

Here is a “Shape of the Afternoon” document that will specify meeting places and relevant information for the day. You will also find a Post St.Mary’s Tour document outlining some of the ceremonies and after tour options available to you.

Please note, that a professional film crew will be documenting parts of the tour for educational purposes. This footage will be used to enhance our locally developed Residential School Curriculum.  If you have any concerns regarding your image possibly being used in this footage there will be an opportunity to indicate your wishes at the beginning of the tour.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

This will prove to be a powerful day of experiential learning.  I thank you for your interest and look forward to seeing you on the 2nd.

Ey cha o ta’ swayel (have a good day),



Joseph Heslip

Acting District Principal

Aboriginal Education