From 1863 until late 1996, CanadianIndigenous children were forced to attendIndian Residential schools run by theCanadian government and ChristianChurches. These schools were designed tocreate a disassociation between theindigenous children and their culture andheritage by implementing strict rulesagainst mother tongues and depiction ofculture. Furthermore, many childrenexperienced emotional, physical and sexualabuse and trauma that led to the inability todevelop emotionally fulfilling lives. Thispaper cross examines studies aboutdepressive and addictive symptomology inaddition to overall mental health concernsfor the children of the parents who haveattended residential schools. Parents whoattended residential schools formed a cycleof mental health problems and issueswhich were later passed down to theirchildren.