Residential School Resources

Collected here are a range of physical and electronic resources discussing the history and impact of residential schools on Indigenous people.


We have a large number of books on Residential Schools:

Childrens' Books

Young Adult Books

Adult Books

tbpl-ebooks You can use cloudLibrary to find e-books and e-audiobooks. There is a shelf entitled "Residential Schools and Intergenerational Trauma" which has selections on this topic.

Kanopy is an online streaming platform where you can watch documentaries on residential schools among other topics.

(Please note: You must be logged into Kanopy for this playlist to work. If you are not, please log in and try again)

We also have a number of DVDs available in our collection on this topic.


Thunder Bay Public Library offers book club bags with titles about Residential schools:

Children Book Club Bags

Adult Book Club Bags

Saint Joseph's Boarding School

Stories of Anishinaabe Resilience (SOAR) Project

The goal of the SOAR project is to increase awareness and commemorate the history and legacy of St. Joseph’s Residential School while also honouring residential school survivors, their families, and communities. Click the link about to learn more about the project.