No Time to Say Goodbye: Children’s Stories of Kuper Island Residential School

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A fictional account of five children taken by government agents brought to Kuper Island Residential School in the 1950s.

 

Based on the told stories of a number of Tsartlip people who were residential school survivors and who were the editors for this book, No Time to Say Goodbye is a fictional account of five children taken by government agents brought to Kuper Island Residential School in the 1950s. There, as with the other Indian boarding schools, the children are isolated and their lives become regimented by chores, bells, line-ups, arbitrary rules, corporal punishment and public humiliation. Homesick and confused, they cope as best they can. Sometimes the older children pretend to be brave for the sake of the younger kids—while they dream of escaping. Children who read No Time to Say Goodbye will know, as much as anyone can who has not been there, what it was like.

 

 

Author: Sylvia Olsen with Rita Morris (Tsartlip) and Ann Sam (Tsartlip)

Illustrations: Black and white illustrations by Connie Paul (Tsartlip)

Binding Availability: Paperback 

Published: 2001

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Tsartlip