Canada’s museums wrestle with history of residential schools – CBC

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Canada’s museums wrestle with history of residential schools – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 20, 20219 Views

Cultural institutions to make changes in wake of unmarked grave discoveries at former residential school sites

Jul 20, 2021

Last month, the Canadian Museum of History announced that it would cancel its Canada Day celebrations after unmarked graves were found at the sites of former residential schools across the country — one of a number of adjustments it is making in the wake of the traumatic discoveries.

In an email to CBC News, the museum in Gatineau, Que., said other changes it has planned include signage detailing the history and ongoing impact of residential schools, a content warning for exhibits that covered the topic, and a full review of its content.

CBC News reached out to more than a dozen museums across the country about how they were addressing the legacy of residential schools in Canada.

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