In My Own Words provides insight from the people at the heart of Canada’s history of residential schools and its journey to reconciliation.

The series consists of three short films containing intimate one-on-one interviews with indigenous elders, residential school survivors, students, and leaders in education and politics.

In each film, speakers share their personal stories in an effort to give young Canadians a deeper understanding of residential schools and their impact on generations of indigenous people, the country’s process of reconciliation, and the hope for a better future.

The films can be viewed for free below: