AIS 101 Journal 2

AIS 101 Journal 2 - Journal 2 Boarding Schools, Education,...

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Journal 2 Boarding Schools, Education, and the Indian Reorganization Act Every once in awhile it’s nice to read an article from an author who is something not neutral when it comes to controversial Native topics (arguably, all Native topics are controversial in a white world). Not only a non-neutral author convey passion in their writing, but that passion brings so much more to the article than facts; it brings life. This is why I enjoyed reading Andrea Smith’s chapter on “Boarding School Abuses and the Case for Reparations”. Smith delves into more than facts about boarding school policy, but into the deeper issues surrounding the boarding school system that has had strong negative effects on Native communities across the country, as well as in Canada. In earlier readings it had seemed as though the only issue with boarding schools (from a Native perspective) was the fear/motivation of assimilation. Smith reveals that boarding schools worked to assimilate via language restriction, forced religious beliefs, as well as
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course AIS 1100 taught by Professor Cheyfitz, e during the Fall '07 term at Cornell.

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