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While the article, film, and weblinks for this week address the events/actions of colonialism, assimilation attempts, and general treatment of Native Americans from history, what are some lasting impacts of these actions on modern populations? Is colonialism over? Can you think of modern examples of colonial action/colonialism? Are there new colonial powers? Are they still impacting indigenous peoples more than other groups? There are many lasting impacts from the assimilation attempts, colonialism, and the treatment of Native Americans. One of the lasting impacts of assimilation and colonialism is the lack of parenting skills from the people who were attending the boarding schools, which is shown in the film from this week on Mount Pleasant Industrial Boarding School. These children were raised in these militaristic institutions from a very young age, which gave them no guidance on relationships, and were only taught domestic jobs. Therefore, these parents now have very

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