Resource July 30, 2015

Meet the Journalist: Daniella Zalcman


MIKE PINAY, Qu’Appelle Indian Residential School (1953-1963).“It was the worst 10 years of my life. I was away from my family from the age of six to 16. How do you learn about family? I didn’t know what love was. We weren’t even known by names back then. I was a number.” Image by Daniella Zalcman. Canada, 2015.

In the 1837 House of Commons Report, the British government posited that assimilation was the only...

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A photo of Doreen Bellaire's mother, Delina Commana (center), who attended a residential school in Spanish, Ontario for ten years. To protect her own family from ever having to go through the same experience, Delina left her reserve and moved into town to raise her children, never even telling them that they were First Nations. It wasn't until decades later that Doreen found out about her culture and her heritage. Image by Daniella Zalcman. Canada, 2015.

Photojournalist Daniella Zalcman discusses her work looking at the legacy of Canada's Indian Residential School system and the intergenerational impact it has had on aboriginal health.