Exhibit examines residential schools from perspective of an ally
It was an honour for United Way Winnipeg, through its Council for Indigenous Relations, to host the Dr. Peter Henderson Bryce: Man of Conscience exhibit from September 21 through October 5.
Dr. Bryce was a Canadian doctor who reported on the health conditions of children in Indian Residential Schools in the early 20th century. His courageous and persistent advocacy for children at the schools included a 1907 report for the federal government that revealed shockingly high mortality rates. The report included policy solutions that were never implemented.
After being forced to retire from the Public Service in 1921, Dr. Bryce released his ground-breaking report The Story of a National Crime: Being a Record of the Health Conditions of the Indians of Canada from 1904 to 1921.