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Teaching Students the Mistakes of the Past Before History Repeats Again

“Starting with the youngest members of our society, Alberta commits to residential school survivors…”

While I was browsing through the large stock piles of articles on the internet, I came across an article concerning aboriginal/first nation education in Alberta; they’re making it mandatory to teach students about residential schools. 669 more words

Recall: The Police Do *Work* For the Government . . .

Murdered And Missing Women Inquiry: Police Chiefs Take No Position

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/08/25/murdered-missing-women-inquiry-police-chiefs_n_5710339.html

I absolutely hate to say this, however – until this becomes an issue that is not clouded in propaganda, semi-serious moral outrage and government inaction (it doesn’t really get votes does it?) – these poor souls, like their residential school counterparts, are an op-ed piece in the news.

Government Fury

Aboriginal Images of Strength and Hope

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission met in Vancouver, British Columbia from September 18-21, 2013 as part of it’s countrywide discovery process into the facts and impacts of the policy sending Aboriginal students to Indian Residential Schools over the course of 120 years.  544 more words

Community Action

A Comment on Canada's Treatment of Indigenous Peoples

Commenting on a article read in the Hamilton Spectator (click here to view)

Obviously some sort of compensation is definitely needed here. But, lets be honest, how the hell can the government actually compensate people for such atrocious treatment? 309 more words

Mind Expanders

As an ongoing research thread - A map and a list of Residential Schools in Canada

Click the images to expand in browser:

Residential Schools – map

Residential Schools – list

Or download a pdf of the RS List HERE

History

Part I: Introduction to "The Residential Schools" in Canada

In the spring of 2010, I accepted a research position with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada as a graduate student in political theory — an experience that has since undoubtedly affected me in a positive and maturing sense. 296 more words

The Destruction of History - It Must Not be Forgotten!

Residential School Documents Must Be Destroyed After 15 Years, Ontario Court Rules

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/08/07/residential-school-documents_n_5659847.html

The evidence of these atrocities should never be destroyed nor forgotten – lest they be repeated. 28 more words

Ethics