More: residential schools

Doug George-Kanentiio: Sixties Scoop survivors weren't consulted on settlement
Canada | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Sixties Scoop survivors weren't consulted on settlement (October 9, 2017)
We were never involved in these negotiations. We never agreed to concede to the enormous financial surrender.

The Conversation: Learning to include indigenous knowledge in the classroom
Canada | Education | Opinion
The Conversation: Learning to include indigenous knowledge in the classroom (September 26, 2017)
Across Canada, there are increasing efforts on the part of many universities, colleges and schools to 'Indigenize' our curriculum and to 'decolonize' how we teach.

The Conversation: First Nations must assert control of their education systems
Canada | Education | Opinion
The Conversation: First Nations must assert control of their education systems (September 13, 2017)
It’s important to move quickly to realize the lasting educational reform that Indigenous children so desperately need and deserve, Dianne Wilkins and Elizabeth Sloat write on The Conversation.

Gabrielle Scrimshaw: I was taken from my mother's arms at two weeks old
Canada | Opinion
Gabrielle Scrimshaw: I was taken from my mother's arms at two weeks old (June 30, 2017)
More than a century of Indian policy by the Canadian government included forced migration, segregation, limiting education, outlawing culture and separating children from their parents, Gabrielle Scrimshaw writes in The New York Times.

Matthew Hayday: Indigenous activists protest 'celebration of colonialism' in Canada
Canada | Opinion
Matthew Hayday: Indigenous activists protest 'celebration of colonialism' in Canada (June 29, 2017)
Canada Day is poised to be the high point of celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of Confederation but indigenous activists are resisting.

Arlana Bennett: Picking cans with my father became our tradition
Canada | Opinion
Arlana Bennett: Picking cans with my father became our tradition (April 24, 2017)
An education on racism, Indigenous identity and the quiet dignity of collecting cans by the side of the road.

Terese Mailhot: Politician still pushing assimilation on our people
Canada | Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Politician still pushing assimilation on our people (April 12, 2017)
Lynn Beyak wants us to change our perception and assimilate by adopting white ideologies and perspectives on history.

Doug George-Kanentiio: A voice for residential school survivors
Canada | Education | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: A voice for residential school survivors (October 19, 2016)
For once in our lives we need to have the respect of deciding how we can secure true peace on our terms.

Top officials take on violence against indigenous women and girls in North America
Law | National | Politics | World
Top officials take on violence against indigenous women and girls in North America (October 17, 2016)
The first-ever meeting of the North American Working Group on Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls took place at the White House.

Native activists question focus of human rights museum in Canada
Canada
Native activists question focus of human rights museum in Canada (October 6, 2016)
'It’s the Great Canadian Myth on display,' one activist told The New York Times.

Naomi Schaefer Riley: Catholic schools try to make up for bad past
Education | Opinion
Naomi Schaefer Riley: Catholic schools try to make up for bad past (August 3, 2016)
Naomi Schaefer Riley is a senior fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum and the author of the new book 'The New Trail of Tears: How Washington Is Destroying American Indians.'

Native mother unable to visit daughter's grave after long search
Canada | Education
Native mother unable to visit daughter's grave after long search (July 19, 2016)
Therese Ukaliannuk traveled to Quebec to find the resting place of Marieyvonne but didn't find the burial site.

Native mother locates grave of daughter who died after being sent to residential school
Canada | Education | Health
Native mother locates grave of daughter who died after being sent to residential school (July 18, 2016)
Marieyvonne Alaka was only four years old when she was sent to a residential school. She died four years later.

Steven Newcomb: Reconciliation report fails to expose realities
Canada | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Reconciliation report fails to expose realities (May 17, 2016)
Clearly, the Original Nations existing north of the international boundary between Canada and the United States do not consider their treaties to be 'treaties of surrender.'

Native residential school survivors reach $50M settlement in Canada
Canada | Education | Law
Native residential school survivors reach $50M settlement in Canada (May 10, 2016)
People who lived at residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador will benefit from direct payments.

Steven Newcomb: Tricking the original nations into reconciliation
Canada | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Tricking the original nations into reconciliation (May 3, 2016)
How do we go about restoring a friendship that has never existed between those societies and our Original Nations and Peoples?

Randall Akee: Integrate tribal knowledge into education systems
Canada | Education | Opinion
Randall Akee: Integrate tribal knowledge into education systems (March 3, 2016)
Tribal leaders should support indigenous educators and community members who are reclaiming their languages, histories and cultural traditions.

Thousands of alleged residential school abusers located in Canada
Canada | Education | Law
Thousands of alleged residential school abusers located in Canada (February 2, 2016)
None are facing any charges at this point but they were invited to participate in hearings for the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.

Carly McIntosh: The deep and dark secrets of Canadian history
Canada | Education | Opinion
Carly McIntosh: The deep and dark secrets of Canadian history (January 11, 2016)
The history of indigenous people must start being taught in every educational school across Canada.

Walk honors children buried at site of former residential school
Canada | Education
Walk honors children buried at site of former residential school (October 13, 2015)
Some of the students who went to the Regina Indian Industrial School in Saskatchewan never made it back home.

Carly McIntosh: Sharing the real truth about residential schools
Canada | Education | Opinion
Carly McIntosh: Sharing the real truth about residential schools (September 7, 2015)
The amount of lies told in this world makes you wonder if anything can be true anymore.

Elizabeth Hawksworth: Being patriotic and being Native in Canada
Canada | Opinion
Elizabeth Hawksworth: Being patriotic and being Native in Canada (July 2, 2015)
Natives often have issues with patriotism because so much of Canada was built on colonialism and on fear, trickery, and massacre.

Mary Annette Pember: Boarding schools leave impact in US too
Education | Health | National
Mary Annette Pember: Boarding schools leave impact in US too (June 23, 2015)
Many more Native children were harmed in the U.S. than in Canada by boarding schools.

Elizabeth Hawksworth: Church owes apology to Native people
Canada | Education | Opinion
Elizabeth Hawksworth: Church owes apology to Native people (June 23, 2015)
I stand up now for the thousands of my brothers and sisters who were killed in the Canadian residential school genocide.

Mark Trahant: National Aboriginal Day stirs new hope in Canada
Canada | Opinion
Mark Trahant: National Aboriginal Day stirs new hope in Canada (June 23, 2015)
For nearly two decades, Canadians have celebrated June 21 as a national holiday to honor the Inuit, First Nations and Metis people.

Thomas King: No justice for Native people with residential schools
Canada | Education | Opinion
Thomas King: No justice for Native people with residential schools (June 11, 2015)
I believe in justice. I can’t say I’ve seen that much of it in my lifetime, but I like the concept.

Pamela Palmater: Genocide was outcome of residential schools
Canada | Education | Opinion
Pamela Palmater: Genocide was outcome of residential schools (June 9, 2015)
In Canada’s residential schools, many Indigenous children were beaten, tortured, raped, medically experimented on, and killed.

Mary Annette Pember: Healing from residential schools in Canada
Canada | Education
Mary Annette Pember: Healing from residential schools in Canada (June 9, 2015)
One of the first actions of Indian residential school administrators was to cut the children’s long hair, a terrible indignity for First Nations people that came to symbolize a cut with their cultures and families.

Opinion: U.S. and Canada hope Native people forget about genocide
Canada | Education | Opinion
Opinion: U.S. and Canada hope Native people forget about genocide (June 8, 2015)
We will never be able to reverse our wrongs. The only hope is that we forget, that they forget.

Mary Annette Pember: 'Cultural genocide' at residential schools
Canada | Education | National
Mary Annette Pember: 'Cultural genocide' at residential schools (June 3, 2015)
It was a long time coming, but the words that residential school survivors and their loved ones had long awaited were finally spoken.

Michael Champagne: We are all victims of residential school era
Canada | Education | Opinion
Michael Champagne: We are all victims of residential school era (June 2, 2015)
All Canadians are victims of Indian residential schools — whether you attended one of the schools, whether you're an inter-generationally affected relative, a parent left behind or a non-aboriginal person in Canada who was fed a false history.

Mary Annette Pember: Finding truth and reconciliation in Canada
Canada | Education | National
Mary Annette Pember: Finding truth and reconciliation in Canada (June 2, 2015)
More than 7,000 walkers thronged through the streets of Ottawa on May 31 in a show of reconciliation and unity as the five-year investigation into the residential school era of Canada began coming to a close.

Court orders more time for abuse at Native residential school
Canada | Education | Law
Court orders more time for abuse at Native residential school (May 5, 2015)
A dormitory supervisor who was sentenced to three years for abusing Native boys will have to serve eight years instead.

Native students subjected to experiments at residential school
Canada | Education
Native students subjected to experiments at residential school (January 12, 2015)
A researcher who came across the study said the children were exploited.

Judge orders destruction of residential school survivor records
Canada | Education | Law
Judge orders destruction of residential school survivor records (August 8, 2014)
Records will be destroyed after 15 years but survivors will be able to determine if they want their stories sent to a national archive.

Opinion: A troubling relationship with Native people in Canada
Canada | Opinion
Opinion: A troubling relationship with Native people in Canada (July 25, 2014)
Jake Flanigan of The New York Times explores Canada's treatment of Native people.

Judge hears dispute over fate of residential school documents
Canada | Education | Law
Judge hears dispute over fate of residential school documents (July 17, 2014)
Residential school survivors submitted information about abuse they suffered.

Court to hear dispute over residential school documents in July
Canada | Education
Court to hear dispute over residential school documents in July (June 19, 2014)
Survivors submitted testimony and documents regarding abuse they suffered.

Residential school survivors want testimony kept confidential
Canada | Education
Residential school survivors want testimony kept confidential (May 15, 2014)
Stories of abuse could be made public by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Murray Sinclair: Effects of residential school era will linger
Canada | Opinion
Murray Sinclair: Effects of residential school era will linger (April 22, 2014)
Murray Sinclair, the chairman of the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission, says the effects of the residential school era won't go away overnight.

Shawn Atleo: First Nations must turn page on residential schools
Canada | Education | Opinion
Shawn Atleo: First Nations must turn page on residential schools (April 3, 2014)
Shawn Atleo, the chief of the Assembly of First Nations, discusses what should happen now that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada has wrapped up its hearings.

Duncan McCue: Hockey helps reconciliation of boarding schools
Canada | Education | Sports
Duncan McCue: Hockey helps reconciliation of boarding schools (March 27, 2014)
Reporting for CBC News, Duncan McCue finds out hockey has played a role in the residential school reconciliation process.

Judge orders release of residential school abuse records
Canada | Education
Judge orders release of residential school abuse records (January 15, 2014)
The Canadian government has agreed to turn over files related to abuse at a residential school after a judge said the information should be released.

Opinion: Healing from the residential school legacy in Canada
Canada | Opinion
Opinion: Healing from the residential school legacy in Canada (November 19, 2013)
Marina Cantacuzino, the founder of The Forgiveness Project, discusses the legacy of residential schools in Canada.

Native students look to break free from residential school era
Canada | Education
Native students look to break free from residential school era (November 18, 2013)
Canada is home to 600,000 young Native people and many are working hard to succeed in higher education in light of the difficulties their ancestors faced at residential schools.

Lou James:   Native holding racist views against Native people
Canada | Opinion
Lou James: Native holding racist views against Native people (August 23, 2013)
Canadian Native Lou James, not his real name, explains why he holds racist views against his own people.

Opinion: Genocide is   right word for treatment of Native people
Canada | Opinion
Opinion: Genocide is right word for treatment of Native people (August 1, 2013)
Writer says there is only one word to describe Canada's treatment of Native people.

Shawn Atleo:   Native people  deserve a better future in Canada
Canada | Opinion
Shawn Atleo: Native people deserve a better future in Canada (July 26, 2013)
Shawn Atleo, the chief of the Assembly of First Nations, calls on Canada to honor its treaty obligations and respect the rights of Native people.

Opinion: Native people denied food for westward expansion
Canada | Opinion
Opinion: Native people denied food for westward expansion (July 22, 2013)
Author of Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation and the Loss of Aboriginal Life discusses how the denial of food to Native people played a role in the expansion of Canada.

Study: Native people used for hunger experiments  in Canada
Canada | Education
Study: Native people used for hunger experiments in Canada (July 17, 2013)
Native people in Canada were used for hunger experiments during the 1940s and 1950s, according to a new study.

Inquest process starts for deaths of  seven  Native students
Canada | Education
Inquest process starts for deaths of seven Native students (June 11, 2013)
An initial hearing was held today for the inquest into the deaths of seven Native students in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The students -- six males and one female -- died...

Peter d'Errico: Ignorance can't be an excuse for genocide
Canada | Opinion | World
Peter d'Errico: Ignorance can't be an excuse for genocide (May 16, 2013)
Peter d'Errico discusses genocide in Guatemala, Canada and the United States: In Guatemala, the High Risk Court concluded a trial of former military dictator José Efrain Ríos Montt. The court...

Residential school survivors   host   reunion in British Columbia
Canada | Education
Residential school survivors host reunion in British Columbia (April 25, 2013)
Survivors of a residential school in British Columbia are hosting a month-long series of events. The survivors of the St. Joseph's residential school will meet for a reunion and dedicate...

Daniel Wilson: Insincere apology for residential school abuses
Canada | Opinion
Daniel Wilson: Insincere apology for residential school abuses (April 22, 2013)
Daniel Wilson on Canada's apology for Native survivors of residential school abuse: It hurts people to think so -- and I truly regret if it hurts anyone for me to...

Native parents concerned  as students return to school in Ontario
Canada
Native parents concerned as students return to school in Ontario (January 8, 2013)
Native parents in Ontario are expressing concerns as their children return to school in Thunder Bay, the site of a recent sexual assault of a Native woman and an alleged...

Former students at Native day schools seek $15B with lawsuit
Canada | Education
Former students at Native day schools seek $15B with lawsuit (December 4, 2012)
Former students at Native day schools are seeking $15 billion in compensation from the Canadian government. A lawsuit alleges the students were subject to abuse and loss of culture at...

Deadline nearing for claims in residential school settlement
Canada
Deadline nearing for claims in residential school settlement (September 13, 2012)
Former students have until September 19 to file claims for a share of Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. The settlement was structured into two components. The Common Experience Program offered...

CBC News: Dying for an Education - The case of Charlie Wenjack
Canada | Education
CBC News: Dying for an Education - The case of Charlie Wenjack (September 6, 2012)
CBC News has published a special report about Charlie Wenjack, a Native boy who died in 1966 while attending a residential school in Ontario. He was 12 years old at...

Payouts from residential school settlement could reach $5.4B
Canada
Payouts from residential school settlement could reach $5.4B (July 25, 2012)
Payouts from the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement could reach $5.4 billion, far higher than anticipated. The settlement was structured into two main categories. The Common Experience Program offered money...

Review uncovers over 100 cases of deaths at residential schools
Canada | Education
Review uncovers over 100 cases of deaths at residential schools (June 1, 2012)
The chief coroner in Ontario has found 120 cases of previously unidentified deaths linked to residential schools in the province. The review was based on about 5,000 records, dating back...

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