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Residential Schools: Historical Significance

For those unaware, residential schools were a failed attempt to turn indigenous children into”more civilized people” by the Canadian Christian citizens. In trying to improve the quality of life for the aboriginal people, the immigrants in actuality caused a mass genocide of Aboriginal youth and culture, that in the end was ineffective at turning the kids “more civilized”. 472 more words

Aboriginals in Residential Schools - An interview and reflective piece

The article I wrote that is below demonstrates my ability to approach difficult issues within the media and utilize the resources around me to formulate an opinion that is teachable.   1,050 more words

The Legacy of Residential School: The Impact on the Mi'kmaq Language

The primary agenda of Indian Residential Schools in Canada was “to kill the Indian in the child”. The devastating ripple effects caused by residential schools are still present today in our society, ranging from and not limited to the continuation of abuse, alcoholism and the extinction of language. 415 more words

Nunatsiavut Government asks Ottawa to settle long-delayed Newfoundland and Labrador residential school claims

Following its original plea to Prime Minister Stephen Harper earlier this year, the Nunatsiavut Government has again appealed to the federal government to settle class action lawsuits filed by survivors of residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador. 340 more words

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Nunatsiavut Government asks Ottawa to settle long-delayed Newfoundland and Labrador residential school claims

Following its original plea to Prime Minister Stephen Harper earlier this year, the Nunatsiavut Government has again appealed to the federal government to settle class action lawsuits filed by survivors of residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador. 340 more words

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Residential Schools: Photographic Collections

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is presenting a series of galleries consisting of photographs of residential schools, federal day schools and other similar institutions attended by First Nation, Inuit and Métis children in Canada from the late 19th century to the 1990s. 357 more words

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Column: We Were Children screens at the Library, Nov 27

Gary Martin spent 50 days riding his bike back and forth between the Pemberton and Mount Currie, contemplating the distance between our communities. At the Wellness Gathering on Saturday, an event conceived to help bridge that gap, he said to me, 769 more words