Final Days to See… Bakaan nake’ii ngii-izhi-gakinoo’amaagoomin / We Were Taught Differently: The Indian Residential School Experience

by Shelby Smith

Image advertising the exhibition Bakaan nake’ii ngii-izhi-gakinoo’amaagoomin / We Were Taught Differently: The Indian Residential School Experience at the Lake of the Woods Museum in Kenora, Ontario.  Includes a black and white photograph of Indian Residential School Students and text reading "FINAL DAYS TO SEE..." and "SEPTEMBER 14 - OCTOBER 20"

 

Bakaan nake’ii ngii-izhi-gakinoo’amaagoomin / We Were Taught Differently: The Indian Residential School Experience is closing tomorrow, October 20th.

This award-winning exhibit originally opened at the Lake of the Woods Museum in 2008, and has been on display again this fall. The exhibit allows visitors to learn about the Indian Residential School system with a particular focus on the two schools located in Kenora – Cecilia Jeffrey and St. Mary’s. Powerful images, text, archival material, and personal recollections combine to tell this story.

If you have yet to take in this powerful and informative exhibit, plan your visit to the Lake of the Woods Museum before it is too late!

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Photos: A history of residential schools in Kenora (Source: KenoraOnline.com)

Did you know?

Walter J. Phillips visited Lake of the Woods in the summers of the 1910s -1920s. This distinctive landscape would serve as inspiration until 1940.

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