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ESSAY OUTLINE Main Argument/Thesis: The consequences of residential schools were detrimental and as a result, many native languages and cultures have vanished due to the abuse, poor health care, and emotional scarring that indigenous people endured in residential schools; the Western people caused Aboriginals to think their culture sucked and forced them to learn Western language, cultures, and habits, which resulted in a cultural genocide. Supporting Argument #1 Many Aboriginal students had experienced abuse while being in residential schools, which led to a loss of Indigenous culture and allowed the western culture to prosper and be the prevalent culture in society. Research Evidence: At least one of every five students suffered sexual abuse at the schools, to assimilate First Nations children and strip them of their aboriginal culture and language (The Canadian Press, 2009). There are numerous cases involving abuse in residential schools including physical abuse, neglect, torture, and sexual abuse at the hands of the staff (Klinic, n.d.). For example, dormitory supervisor Derek Clark abused children by lining the children up before bedtime and inspected every inch of their bodies, including their penises, under the guise of making sure the boys were clean (Napier, 2000). Another example is William Starr, director of student residence, who was convicted in 1993 on criminal charges of sexually assaulting 10 boys between the ages of seven and fourteen, in incidents that
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