Carlisle Indian Industrial School

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  • Skating Pond Tragedy Essay

    climbing a greased pole and attempting to catch a greased pig; all of this happening while townspeople looked on and watched in amusement. The interaction between the students and the Carlisle residents depicts an inherent contempt and resentment of the Native American children when they visited the town. That disdain contradicts the pride mentioned in the school’s accomplishments. Had the local residents truly taken the school’s goal to heart, the students would not…

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  • The Importance Of Family In Indian Horse By Richard Wagamese

    the history of the family and its culture. In Richard Wagamese’s novel Indian Horse, the importance of family is shown through Saul’s grandmother Naomi and the impact…

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  • Analysis: Muffins For Granny

    The Indian residential school was a government-implemented institution that engulfed all aspects of an Indigenous child’s life. As the long silence is being shattered and more survivors tell their stories, the full scope of the tragedy of residential school discrimination and abuse is gradually being revealed. In the documentary, Muffins for Granny, Nadia McLaren offers a raw perspective of the practices and repercussions of residential schools through interviews with seven First Nations elders.…

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  • Resistance And Renewal Analysis

    General life at the Kamloops Residential School was tough and grim. On the first day of school, students were given no time to learn the system or any of the English language; they were thrust into the daily routine, and European culture, very quickly. They were given identification numbers which was written on the few belongings they did have. One interviewee recalls being “denied . . . . any personal identity. “I was called, ‘Hey, 39. Where’s 39? Yes, 39, come over here. Sit over here, 39.’…

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  • The Importance Of Residential Schools In Canada

    and culture”). In Canada, the establishment of residential schools began in the 1870s to “Christianize and civilize” Aboriginal children (Canada, Indigenous and Northern Affairs, 2014; Partridge, 2010, p. 46). There were over 130 residential schools present, and more than 150,000 Aboriginal children forced into these government-funded, church-run schools ("Residential Schools"). In his journal article,…

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  • Indian School Road Summary

    Indian School Road: Legacies of the Shubenacadie Residential School features varies perspectives of the founders, teachers, and survivors of the Shubenacadie Residential school. Even though there are gaps to the history, Chris Benjamin has drawn from several sources to give a sense of how the school came to be. It discusses the traumatizing environment that Aboriginal children were put in. The book has a similar outline as my approach for this paper and it also offers additional sources and…

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  • Residential School Syndrome Case Study

    Residential School Syndrome (RSS) was coined by psychiatrist Dr. Charles Brasfield, and it refers to a group of symptoms exhibited by some survivors of the Canadian residential school system. These schools operated in the early 1900s until the late 1990s, and Aboriginal children across Canada were forcibly removed from their homes to attend. The traumas that students at residential schools suffered ranged from being apart from their families to being physically or sexually abused. Brasfield’s…

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  • Discriminatory Curriculum

    children to run away, risking their lives. In one of many instances, four boys who ran away from Lejac school in British Columbia in 1937 faced their deaths (“Jury Hears How 4 Indian Boys Froze to Death, 1937, as cited in Truth and Reconciliation, 2012). Runaways were humiliated by having their hands tied together, or chained with other runaways and forced to run behind a buggy or ahead of the principal back to school. Other times runaways or those who spoke in Cree in the 1950s would have their…

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  • An Analysis Of Monster By Joseph Boyden

    Residential school, a gruesome institution that includes rape, torture and abuse. Residential schools have been around since the 19th century. They were created to assimilate aboriginal children into Euro-Canadian culture, and to essentially strip them of their native culture. In both the poem, “Monster” by Dennis Saddleman and the novel, Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden, the authors go in depth on the problems with residential schools. Saddleman explains how residential school obliterates native…

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  • The Language Of Time Stephen Harper Language Summary

    The Language of Time: An Analysis of Stephen Harper’s “Statement of Apology to Former Students of Indian Residential Schools” The Indian Residential School system was, as former Prime Minister Stephen Harper describes, “a sad chapter in [Canada’s] history” (1). The Indian Act of 1876 essentially passed guardianship of Aboriginal children to the Government of Canada, causing the education of these children to be the responsibility of the government. These Indian Residential Schools were created…

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