Negative Impact from Residential Schools-Syd.docx - Langen 1 Negative Impact from Residential Schools The late 1800\u2019s refers back to the time period

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Langen 1 Negative Impact from Residential Schools The late 1800’s refers back to the time period where thousands of aboriginal children were taken away from their families and placed into residential schools. These schools stripped children of their traditional language, culture, and way of life (The Residential School System). Within the aboriginal community, “cultural practices are instinctive to people’s identity” (The History, Part 1 - Origins to 1939, 629), and culture often plays an influential role on an individual as they develop their worldview. Thus the separation many aboriginal children and families experienced had an extremely negative impact. The negative impacts of these experiences did not conclude with the end of residential schools; it is something that many aboriginal people still carry with them today. As a result, many within society now view aboriginal people as a culture of poverty (The Legacy). One must come to terms with aboriginal people so we can help them heal from the colonization that has weakened their lives and forced these stereotypes onto them. For my term paper, I will argue that the effects of colonization and assimilation of residential schools on aboriginal children has led to significant loss of language, which in turn led to broken traditional relationships and belief systems, overall leading to a cultural loss and identity crisis. In an effort to try and restore this culture that has been lost it is important for this history to be understood. Source 1: Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future.(2016). Truth and Reconciliation . Retrieved from h_Web.pdf
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Langen 2 This article provides information about the history and background of residential schools. It notices the impact these schools have made on aboriginal people, and how these culture and traditions were taken away from them. Canadians must look to understand and learn from the past, because , too many Canadians are not educated on the “deep historical roots” of the aboriginal decent and history (Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future). Throughout this
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