A National Crime: The Canadian Government and the Residential School System
“I am going to tell you how we are treated. I am always hungry.” — Edward B., a student at Onion Lake School (1923) "[I]f I were appointed by the Dominion Government for the express purpose of spreading tuberculosis, there is nothing finer in existance that the average Indian residential school.” — N. Walker, Indian Affairs Superintendent (1948) For over 100 years, thousands of Aboriginal children passed through the Canadian residential school system. Begun in the 1870s, it was intended, in…
Healing the legacy of the residential schools Between 1831 and 1996, residential schools operated in Canada through arrangements between the Government of Canada and the church. One common objective defined this period —
Residential schools are a shameful piece of Canadian history. Between 1876 and 1996, Aboriginal children were stolen from there homes and put into these church-run schools where they were abused and brainwashed in order to "beat the Indian out of the child." The effects of these schools still affect Aboriginal people today. They were created in the wake of the Indian Act, which defined the rights of Aboriginal people and is still in place today.
Righting Canada's Wrongs: Residential Schools: The Devastating Impact on Canada's Indigenous Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Findings and Calls for Action
Righting Canada's Wrongs: Residential Schools: The Devastating Impact on Canada's Indigenous Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Findings and Calls for Action: Florence, Melanie: 9781459408661: Books - Amazon.ca