Residential schools

Topics: First Nations, Indigenous Australians, Aboriginal peoples in Canada / Pages: 6 (1482 words) / Published: Jan 13th, 2014
Abstract
This research explores how the residential schools established in the 19th century affected the Native population and the Canadian government. This has been done by examining primary sources such as digital archives, books, statistics and reports. Upon examination of these events, it becomes clear that residential schools had a long term negative impact on the Aboriginal communities and created a negative image to the Canadian government. Despite the government’s goals of assimilating the Native population, that nation was able to survive and will keep passing on their beliefs to the future generations.

Table of contents
Introduction…………………………………………………………………………….3
The impact of poor education…………………………………………………………..3
The education in residential schools…………………………………………….3
The impact…………………………………………………………………...….4
The residential school conditions……………………………………………………….4
The poor conditions……………………………………………………………..4
The impact………………………………………………………………………5
The government’s role…………………………………………………………….…….5
The government’s main goal…………………………………………….………5
The government’s apology………………………………………………………6
Conclusion……………………………………………………………………………….7
Work cited……………………………………………………………………………….8

Introduction
For years, the aboriginal people have been discriminated in Canada. They were perceived as inferior because their native traditions were very different from the white Canadian traditions. In the 19th century, the Canadian government created mandatory residential schools to assimilate the Natives into English speaking and Christian Canadians. The schools were church-run and government funded. They did so thinking their traditions would diminish or be completely eliminated in a few generations. However, the residential schools affected the Natives and the Government negatively, despite it’s original objectives. The residential schools did not provide the proper education for the Natives. Also, many of them were living

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