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Ten crimes of John A. Macdonald
Ten crimes of John A. Macdonald - Founded Canada on stolen land, Criminalized abortion, Criminalized homosexuality,used starvation as a weapon (aborginal people), created a repressive police, Expanded capitalism, Promoted Residential Schools, Outlawed the potlatch,imposed a racist head tax,executed dissidents,Louis Riel charged with high treason & hung and used a mass execution of Cree warriors as public spectacle.
'The Pass System' explores dark chapter in Canadian history
Canada and it's secret pass system. First Nations people were required to get a pass to leave their reservations, even though it was illegal. First Nations people would need the written authorization of the local Indian agent, who signed the required permission slip issued by the Department of Indian Affairs for the pass. The system supported the Indian residential school system, and parents were usually denied a pass if they planned to use it to visit their children in school.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission's report details deaths of 3,201 children in residential schools
Truth and Reconciliation Commission's report details deaths of 3,201 children in residential schools. Mi’kmaq girls pose for a photo during a sewing class at Shubenacadie Indian Residential School in Nova Scotia in 1929.
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This is a powerful and moving autobiographical account, set in the 1940s, of one headstrong girl from an Inuvialuit community in the Arctic Circle. At boarding school, she was stripped of her Native identity and forced to conform in thought and comportment to the ways of the nuns and priests that ran the school. Dark, expressive original paintings are dotted throughout the story and complement the serious tone of the narrative.
Residential school survivor Augie Merasty: 'We were treated like animals' | CBC Radio
The Education of Augie Merasty. Merasty was forced to walk 20 miles in subzero weather simply because he lost a mitten and then got the strap when he came back to St. Therese residential school empty-handed. He recounts surviving the abuse of the Manitoba residential school in "The Education of Augie Merasty." The Current, CBC Radio
Rita Joe - Footprints | Windspeaker
Rita Joe - Rita Joe recalled being told constantly, at the Residential School, "'You're no good.'" She began writing herself to challenge such negative messages, which she encountered again as an adult, in the books her own children were reading. In the prologue to her memoir, Rita Joe states, "My greatest wish is that there will be more writing from my people, and that our children will read it. I have said again and again that our history would be different if it had been expressed by us."