Category: nctr

  • Identifying Authority Records that relate to the Oblates

    Background Our start on OBLATES-LOD has focused on extracting data from two of AtoM’s main entity types underlying the NCTR’s online archive: Authority records Archival descriptions Here we complete three tasks: Extracting data from 89 Authority Records relate to the Oblates. Collecting HTML and XML versions of the Archival Descriptions of resources that relate to these Authority […]

  • Starting on OBLATES-LOD

    I’ve recently posted about the challenge of establishing basic facts about Indian Residential Schools (IRS) in Canada, e.g. How many were there? What were their names? When were they open? Who attended them? I’m convinced that Linked Open Data (LOD) and semantic web technologies will help us overcome this challenge. OBLATES-LOD applies these technologies to […]

  • Links to federal government summaries and narratives of Canada’s Indian Residential Schools

    Introduction To assist researchers, we have integrated our identification of Indian Residential Schools that operated in Canada with our account of the federal government’s sporadic release of relevant documents. The Table includes entries for 155 Indian Residential Schools as listed by the Truth and Reconcilation Commission (Final Report, Volume IV: Missing children and unmarked graves, […]

  • Unmarked graves, undisclosed records

    “The federal government has turned over all of the records we have for residential schools to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation in Winnipeg.” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, October 18, 2021 “Unfortunately, this is not accurate.” National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR), October 19, 2021 “I have therefore directed my Department to take all […]

  • Schools

    Selecting “Schools” from the dropdown list of channels to browse, takes the user to the Schools landing page (Figure 1). Now, clicking the link to Coudert Hall (for example) takes us to the school’s landing page. To the left and right of the photograph of Coudert Hall (Figure 2a), we are presented with three categories […]