Ava WW.

Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver Heritage Fair

Residential Schools

The history of residental schools, where Aboriginal children were forced to leave their families and attend school.




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

I was shocked at how poorly many children were treated. It is also shocking how this has continued to affect Aboriginal people today.

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

I've learned that we need to respect each others' cultures.

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

I am very fortunate to live with my family and attend a school where we are all treated well.