Residential Schools_ Reconciliation Project.pdf - Current Canadian Government Residential Schools Reconciliation Project Grade 10 Social Studies

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Current Canadian Government Residential Schools: Reconciliation Project Grade 10 Social Studies Residential Schools have had a tremendous impact on all the communities in Canada in the past and have a legacy that exists today. Within this assignment, you will be required to demonstrate that you understand the roles and perspectives of various key stakeholders surrounding the topic of Residential Schools both past and present. Directions: Each student must analyze and reference the two quotes below within the specific framework of your given stakeholder. "I want to get rid of the Indian problem. I do not think as a matter of fact, that this country ought to continuously protect a class of people who are able to stand alone...our object is to continue until there is not a single Indian in Canada that has not been absorbed Into the body politic and there is no Indian question and no Indian Department." Duncan Campbell Scott: Deputy Superintendent of the Department of Indian Affairs, Special Committee of the House of Commons, March 30, 1920. Library and Archives Canada, RG10, volume 6810, file 470-2-3, part 7 ‘ When the school is on the reserve the child lives with its parent, who are savages he is surrounded by savages. Indian children should be withdrawn as much as possible from the parental influence’ John A. MacDonald 1883 Step 1: Choose a Stakeholder Choose a stakeholder from the list below. You will need to research this stakeholder and represent their perspective in regards to Residential Schools and their current legacy. Canadian Government 1876 (Prime Minister Sir John A Macdonald and Department of Indian Affairs) Current Canadian Government (Stephen Harper to Justin Trudeau) Residential School Student from 1920
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Residential School Survivor today Indigenous Community Member 1920 Indigenous Community Member Today Church 1920 (Catholic, Methodist, Anglican, United) Church today (Catholic Methodist, Anglican, United) Step 2: Research Research the answers to the following questions through the lens of your stakeholder. You may choose to use Table 1 listed below to assist you in your research. You may be able to gather much of this information during your class lessons and activities! Questions to help guide your research: 1. What role did your stakeholder play in Residential Schools past and/or present? He offered full apology on behalf of the Canadian government for the Indian Residential System that had happened in 1876. After more than a 100 years, he was the prime minister that officially apologized on the issue that affected over 150,000 Aboriginal children. On June 11, 2008, Prime Minister Stephen Harper offered a public apology on behalf of the Government of Canada and the leaders of the other federal parties in the Canadian House of Commons. Nine days prior, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was established to uncover the truth about the schools. The commission gathered statements from residential school survivors [nb 3] through public and private meetings at various local, regional and national events across Canada. Seven national events held between 2008 and 2013 commemorated the
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