Reconciling History Walking Tour
The self-guided Reconciling History Walking Tour is a fun, free and interactive walking route in downtown Ottawa. Each stop along the route is an opportunity to learn about the role of non-Indigenous peoples and the federal government in residential schools, and the lessons we can glean from history to address contemporary injustices experienced by Indigenous peoples.
The points of interest highlight the opposing views of Duncan Campbell Scott and Dr. Peter Henderson Bryce. Both were non-Indigenous federal bureaucrats. While Duncan Campbell Scott is considered to be one of the architects of the residential school system, Dr. P.H. Bryce blew the whistle on the preventable deaths of children in residential schools and how Scott refused to implement the solutions to address the problem.