The residential school system and the assimilation of aboriginals in canada

The current problem with the inclusion of Aboriginal rights into legislation is that Aboriginal rights are granted and defined by the Crown for Indigenous Peoples, not by Indigenous Peoples.

The apology openly recognized that the assimilation policy on which the schools were established was "wrong, has caused great harm, and has no place in our country. Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, That process is consultation. Potlatches and sun dances and sweat lodges have returned.

Selective Funding: One perception of the policy of forced Aboriginal assimilation was as a duty to civilize Indigenous people.

Wardship is appropriate for Indigenous peoples. The recognition of the crime of genocide and the development of international law against it was the direct result of world reaction to the Jewish holocaust and other Nazi extermination policies. These newer schools, while an improvement over the early schools, continued to be plagued by low-quality food, accommodation and living conditions for students.

The children must be kept constantly within the circle of civilized conditions.

list of residential schools in canada

The removals continued in Australia until the s. During the sentencing of Arthur Plint, a dorm supervisor at the Port Alberni Indian Residential School convicted of 16 counts of indecent assault, B.

Effects of residential schools

It did not provide a process through which a former Indigenous person could once again become Indigenous. And they punished any child caught speaking his or her own language. The work was arduous, and severely compromised the academic and social development of the students. Peter Bryce, Dr. Macdonald commissioned journalist and politician Nicholas Flood Davin to study industrial schools for Aboriginal children in the United States. Fourth, the teaching staff was, in general, underqualified, overworked and poorly paid. Languages died out, sacred ceremonies were criminalized and suppressed. It differed dramatically from child rearing in traditional knowledge systems that are generally based on 'look, listen, and learn' models. They knew what was coming, but we have had so much impact from colonization and that is what we are dealing with today. The earliest predecessor of the current department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada was established in Indian Act: The Indian Act included an enfranchisement process by which Indigenous people could become full citizens, when they qualified.

Indian Act: The Indian Act included an enfranchisement process by which Indigenous people could become full citizens, when they qualified.

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The Residential School System