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RUNNING HEAD: Residential schools Social Analysis Report Residential School Dayanna De Seixas Santos - 301054145 Ragitha Vigneswaramoorthy - 301056882 Yufei Wu - 301063394 Guoyang Liu - 300966032 Marie Jules-300427399 GNED 500 - 077 Centennial College Professor: Kritee Ahmed Introduction
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Social Analysis Report 2 Residential schools were established in Canada in the 1800’s. The first residential school was the Mohawk Institute in Brantford, Ontario. These schools were sponsored by the Canadian government and were mostly run by the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Methodist, United, and Presbyterian churches. The goal was to convert Aboriginal people to Christianity, to teach them the English language and Canadian customs. For it was believed that it would help better with the integration of the children to the Euro-Canadian culture (Miller, 2019). Residential School has created a social problem that has a significant impact on the lives of many indigenous people and their descendants. The children while attending residential schools were separated from their families. They had their individuality and privacy invaded. They were forbidden to speak their native language, and practice their religion. They were forced to wear uniforms and had their hair shaved. They were forced to devote themselves to Christianity (Miller, 2019). Previous knowledge about residential school was obtained by a few members of this group, upon completion of a course on Indigenous studies. Throughout the course, they had watched some videos and listened to testimonies of some survivors of residential schools. According to some of those survivors the condition of these schools was unsanitary, filthy, and unsafe. Some survivors also indicated that they were malnourished and suffer mistreatment; they indicated they were physically and mentally abused. (Where are the children?) This problem is of great concern to our group, as it should be to every Canadians. We are a country that believes in human rights, and yet our first nations are still living under extreme poverty. Many indigenous people and the descendants of “residential schools” are living with depression, sunken their souls with alcohols and many have committed or contemplated suicide (Rabson, 2018).
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Social Analysis Report 3 The last Residential school in Canada was closed in 1964. The Canadian government had presented some excuses to the indigenous people. Reconciliation has been called between the first nations and sovereignty. However, many would agree that a greater effort to implement changes is needed. We are raising the following questions: 1. Why the government doesn’t propose a reform to the Reconciliation plan? 2. Why don’t we do more to compensate the indigenous for their misfortune? After all we are living on the land that was seized from them, the least we could do is to recognize them, sustain their social, and economic growth.
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