In their own words : Manitoba's Native residential schools remembered
Dalseg, Barbara A.
This qualitative study was conducted using 41 archival interviews that were conducted in 1993-1994 with a non-random sample of former students of residential schools in Manitoba. A qualitative design was used in order to respect the oral tradition of Aboriginal people in allowing them to tell their story in their own way; thus vividly illustrating the residential school experience. It provides an in-depth look at the possible effects of the residential school experience and the impact on survivors' lives (and future generations). Three main categories emerged from the data; physical abuse, sexual abuse, and emotional harm, with each category containing subsections; participants' experiences, perceived effects, and literature on the topic. The findings are congruent with similar studies and research on residential school.