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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 Canada s residential school system for aboriginal young people is now recognized as a grievous historic wrong committed against First Nations Metis and Inuit peoples This book documents this subject

  • Title: 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
  • Author: Melanie Florence
  • ISBN: 9781459408661
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Canada s residential school system for aboriginal young people is now recognized as a grievous historic wrong committed against First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples This book documents this subject in a format that will give all young people access to this painful part of Canadian history.In 1857, the Gradual Civilization Act was passed by the Legislature of the ProvinCanada s residential school system for aboriginal young people is now recognized as a grievous historic wrong committed against First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples This book documents this subject in a format that will give all young people access to this painful part of Canadian history.In 1857, the Gradual Civilization Act was passed by the Legislature of the Province of Canada with the aim of assimilating First Nations people In 1879, Prime Minister Sir John A Macdonald commissioned the Report on Industrial Schools for Indians and Half Breeds This report led to native residential schools across Canada First Nations and Inuit children aged seven to fifteen years old were taken from their families, sometimes by force, and sent to residential schools where they were made to abandon their culture They were dressed in uniforms, their hair was cut, they were forbidden to speak their native language, and they were often subjected to physical and psychological abuse The schools were run by the churches and funded by the federal government.About 150,000 aboriginal children went to 130 residential schools across Canada.The last federally funded residential school closed in 1996 in Saskatchewan The horrors that many children endured at residential schools did not go away It took decades for people to speak out, but with the support of the Assembly of First Nations and Inuit organizations, former residential school students took the federal government and the churches to court Their cases led to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, the largest class action settlement in Canadian history In 2008, Prime Minister Harper formally apologized to former native residential school students for the atrocities they suffered and the role the government played in setting up the school system The agreement included the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which has since worked to document this experience and toward reconciliation.Through historical photographs, documents, and first person narratives from First Nations, Inuit, and Metis people who survived residential schools, this book offers an account of the injustice of this period in Canadian history It documents how this official racism was confronted and finally acknowledged.

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    1. Elizabeth on said:

      This is the first book I have read from the "Righting Canada's Wrongs" series, but this one definitely has me hoping the others are just as enlightening. The Indian Residential School system is an absolute stain on Canada's history, and this book is a fantastic starting point. Using a simplistic style, and complemented with many pieces of art and photography, Florence puts the information forth in the easiest to understand way possible. The information is the kind that is not easy to digest, and [...]

    2. Damaris Tonner on said:

      This was a fabulous read on Canadian residential schools. This is perfect for all ages, since there are pictures to engage young readers, but compelling information, quotes and eyewitness accounts to satisfy older ones. This book takes a very objective stance on residential schools, comparative to other books perhaps written by survivors themselves. I really enjoyed this read, and I think the rest of the series would be awesome as well.

    3. Maureen Ulrich on said:

      This book is a comprehensive history of colonialism, leading up to the creation of residental schools.

    4. Valerie Keith on said:

      A book every Canadian should read Disturbing photos and facts from a painful time in Canada's history.

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