Righting Canada’s Wrongs Indigenous Studies Set

by Melanie Florence, Frank James Tester, Krista Ulujuk Zawadski, Andrew Bomberry, and Teresa Edwards

edited by Pamela Hickman

This 3-volume set is designed to help educators support mandatory learning about:

  • Residential Schools
  • The legacy of colonialism
  • The rights and responsibilities we all have to each other as treaty people

For educators seeking to build anti-racism learning into Canadian history classes, this 3-book set of classroom materials is an invaluable resource. The three books in this set address some of the most tragic incidents of racism towards Canada's Indigenous peoples: the Residential School system, the forced relocation of Canada's Inuit peoples, and the Sixties Scoop—a child welfare policy in Canada that saw the removal of Indigenous children from their families, often by force.

Included with this set is a free teachers guide to help better integrate these books into your class curriculum.

Together this set adds a vital dimension which has often been missing from the history students learn. These books enable students to see that racism and discrimination have been embedded in Canadian life for generations.

Each book features:
• Highly visual treatment, using photos, art, and illustrations
• Short, readable texts
• First-person accounts
• Full texts of government apologies
• Links to relevant video resources

Titles included:

  • Righting Canada's Wrongs:  Residential Schools
  • Righting Canada's Wrongs:  Inuit Relocations
  • Righting Canada's Wrongs:  The Sixties Scoop
  • Righting Canada's Wrongs:  Indigenous Studies Resource Guide

About the Authors

Melanie Florence
Melanie Florence
Frank James Tester
Frank James Tester
Krista Ulujuk Zawadski
Krista Ulujuk Zawadski
Andrew Bomberry
Andrew Bomberry
Pamela Hickman
Pamela Hickman

PAMELA HICKMAN is the author of over 35 non-fiction books for children, including winners of the Green Award for Sustainable Literature, International Best Book Award, Society of School Librarians, Canadian Authors Association Lilla Stirling Memorial Award and Parent's Choice Award. She lives in Canning, Nova Scotia.

ANDREW BOMBERRY works with the Legacy of Hope Foundation to promote greater understanding and awareness of the Residential School system, the Sixties Scoop and their ongoing impacts. His work includes encouraging informed action and following up on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. He has over ten years’ experience working in public policy and education covering Indigenous histories, cultures and identities. Andrew Bomberry is Haudenosaunee from the Six Nations of the Grand River territory. He lives in Toronto (the Dish with One Spoon territory), Ontario.

TERESA EDWARDS is a member of the Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nation in Quebec. Her ceremonial name is Young Fire Woman, a name that she strives to fulfill through her work as an international human rights lawyer. Since 2017, Teresa has been the executive director and in-house legal counsel for the Legacy of Hope Foundation. The goal of her work is to address racism and injustice, as well as foster equity, education, and Reconciliation. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

FRANK JAMES TESTER is a writer, filmmaker, researcher and photographer who has worked extensively with Inuit youth and communities as well as with the Qikiqtani Truth Commission and the national Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He's received the Gustavus Myers Award for his contribution to the study of human rights in North America, the W. Garfield Weston Foundation Trustee’s Award in recognition of his work with Inuit youth and Elders, and his book Tammarniit (Mistakes), was awarded the Erminie Wheeler-Voegelin Prize. He is currently Adjunct Professor of the Department of Indigenous Studies, University of Manitoba. Frank lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

KRISTA ULUJUK ZAWADSKI is an Inuk who's focused her work on Arctic anthropology, archaeology, museology and collections-based research. She holds a Master's Degree in Anthropology from the University of British Columbia and is a PhD candidate at Carleton University in Ottawa. Krista has co-curated exhibits that feature Inuit artists and written articles for the Inuit Art Quarterly and Museum Anthropology. Krista is from Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.

MELANIE FLORENCE is a writer of Cree and Scottish heritage based in Toronto. She is also the author of The Missing and Jordin Tootoo: The highs and lows of the first Inuk to play in the NHL, named an Honor Book by the American Indian Library Association. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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