Métis Education and Boarding School Literature and Sources Review (2010)

The study and understanding of the Métis school experience has been impeded by three fundamental factors: (1) the unwillingness of the federal and provincial governments this far to formally recognize that the provinces and religious denominations have a duty to accept responsibility for the Métis educational experience equivalent to federal recognition and compensation; (2) the research focus on federal residential schools largely dominated by the experience of First Nations students as a consequence of this perspective; (3) the scarcity of Métis-specific educational research at any level.

The Final Report of this Literature Review project documents the available known literature and archival sources with the following goals in mind:

(1) to emphasize the provincial/denominational Metis boarding school experience, while also covering the Metis educational experience in general and relevant data regarding federal residential schools.

(2) to provide as comprehensive an account as possible (with brief annotations) of published books and articles, as well as theses and dissertations, that are either Metis specific or reflect on the Metis educational experience (between Confederation and the founding of MNC in 1983) in a significant way.

(3) to provide a review of archival and non-textual sources (federal, provincial and ecclesiastical) that illuminate Metis education, especially the provincial boarding school experience.

(4) to provide recommendations on how MNC can proceed with Boarding School research/funding/compensation/recognition.

FINAL REPORT ON MTIS EDUCATION AND BOARDING SCHOOL LITERATURE AND SOURCES REVIEW