UNeducation: A Residential School Graphic Novel
Our flagship resource, the chilling chronicles of a family's exploitation in Canada’s mandatory residential school system.
This quote from the author, Jason Eaglespeaker, says it all:
“I am often asked about the backstory of UNeducation. The original version was a scrapbook, one single copy that I put together when my local school district asked me about residential school resources. At the time there were very few that were instantly engaging. My mom and all of her 8 siblings attended the notorious St Paul’s Residential school in Southern Alberta, so I decided to just make a resource. I set up a little area in my basement, gathered everything I had, and jam-packed a coil bound Hilroy Notebook with articles, interviews, photos, quotes, first hand accounts, and graphic novel illustrations of my family’s experience (completely uncensored). I brought it to the school. By noon, they asked for 10 more copies. So, I hand crafted and coil bound 10 more in my basement (took me a week). I brought them to the school. By the next day, the district wanted 100 more copies. So, I hand crafted and coil bound 100 more in my basement (took me a month). I brought them to the school. By the next week, Alberta Health said they wanted 1000 copies! So, I hand crafted and coil bound 1000 more copies in my basement (took me 3 months!). Since then, UNeducation has gone on to sell well over 150,000 copies, but, I no longer hand make them (lol). Its now in schools, universities, libraries, addictions programs, and healing initiatives throughout North America and beyond.”