My Reflection on Residential Schools.docx - My Reflection on Residential Schools Dear Ms Orphanides Residential schools are by far the most terrifying

My Reflection on Residential Schools.docx - My Reflection...

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My Reflection on Residential Schools Dear, Ms. Orphanides Residential schools are by far the most terrifying part of Canadian history. Aboriginal kids were forced to leave their families and were sent to these schools to leave their cultures behind. Residential schools assimilated the children of their Aboriginal culture and taught them Christianity. If the children performed any practices or rituals related to their own culture the teachers and staff would brutally abuse the children. In my opinion, I think this is very wrong because how would the teachers feel if they were treated like this. I think nobody should be stripped of their culture but should adopt new cultures. In the movie “ Where the Spirit Lives” Ashtoh-Komi and her brother Abraham are forced to go to a Residential school to leave their culture behind and adopt Christianity. I liked this movie because it explores the harsh realities of Residential schools but keeps it censored. Ashtoh-Komi befriends Ms. Gwillimbury who teaches her English and
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