Hayley – bowness high school

Submitted By: Hayley

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Residential schools were school set up by the government. The schools were set up to assimilate aboriginal children’s culture, language and way-of-life. Aboriginal children were forced to attend these schools, and were taken away from their families to do so. The treatment of children in these schools was poor, and many children died. The last residential school closed in 1996, however many people are still affected by these past events.
There are many ways in which pe [...]

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Jared Alkema – bowness high school

Submitted By: Jared Alkema is my opinion


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Daniel – Bowness High

Submitted By: Daniel

I know that the residential schools were commissioned to remove the First Nation children from their families and to convert them to become ‘white’. It was made so that the First Nations people would lose their identity and traditions. The legacy that the schools left behind was substance abusers and people that couldn’t cope with the trauma so they became violent. These violent survivors showed their anger and hurt inside and affected their children and people close to them. The wave c [...]

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Cassie – Bowness High School.

Submitted By: Cassie

Throughout the 19th century, Canadian government took the education and caring for the aboriginal people living in Canada into their own hands. They believed that they were helping them, when in all reality they ruined many lives, tore many families apart, and potentially eliminated cultures and children’s cultural identities. The government took the children because they were easier to modify and adjust to the idea of the “ideal Canadian” that the government aimed for. The residential [...]

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Brody – Bowness High School

Submitted By: Brody

From what I understand about Residential schools in Canada, is that they took aboriginal children away from their families and cultures and sent them to these schools where the state tried to get rid of their identity. This was an injustice that may never be forgiven, especially since the last one closed just 18 years ago. The legacy of these schools has spawned intergenerational trauma, after the survivors tried to escape their pasts. The residential schools had an impact on that generation [...]

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