From the 1880s to the 1990s, over 150,000 First Nations, Inuit and Métis children were torn from their families and sent to Indian residential schools, often located far from their homes. Many students suffered neglect and abuse. Thousands of children died.
The film Childhood Denied: Indian Residential Schools and Their Legacy shares stories from survivors of these schools, and about Canada’s child welfare system today.
This film is presented by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, a space to explore human rights and inspire action. The Museum is located on ancestral lands on Treaty One Territory. The Red River Valley is also the birthplace of the Métis. We acknowledge with gratitude that the water in the Museum is sourced from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation.