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The Wildly Depressing History of Canadian Residential Schools

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HEALING THE LEGACY OF THE RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS Between 1831 and residential schools operated in Canada through arrangements between the Government of Canada and the church. One common objective defined this period — the assimilation of Aboriginal children.

Edmonton Indian Residential School, circa 1930. A survivor of United Church's Edmonton Residential School claimed to have been the guinea pig of electro-shock experiments. More information by clicking link.

Edmonton Indian Residential School, circa A survivor of United Church's Edmonton Residential School claimed to have been the guinea pig of electro-shock experiments. More information by clicking link.

Residential schools were formed in the 19th century to assimilate children of Aboriginal descent. Children were forcibly removed from their families and often mistreated, abused, and punished for speaking their own language.  Residential schools have led to what many call a "cultural genocide." What do you think this term means?

Northern Vancouver Island ~ The Undiscovered Coast: St. Michael's Residential School in Alert Bay

Residential schools were made to take the "Indian" out of an Aboriginal child. Aboriginal children were taken away from their homes and put into these schools so that they could learn the Western way of life. Most schools were in bad condition and there was a lot of discipline. Many Aboriginal children at these schools died through disease and malnutrition; many also died from torture. Many were not able to return home and were lost forever. The last Residential school closed in 1996.

Part 2 of 3 Central Okanagan School District presents Angela White and the Indian Residential School Survivors' Society as a guest speaker on Canada's Reside.

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