Sault Ste.. Marie Ontario. The Mohawk Institute was the original name for this school. It was one of many residential schools in Canada that were set up in the early 1900s for Indigenous children to be integrated into society 1️⃣ 🆙 🇨🇦 🏫 ..
The residential school system was the product of Canada’s policy of cultural genocide and assimilation! It was intended to separate Indigenous children from their families and communities forcing them to adopt European-Canadian culture language and religion – all on the assumption that Indigenous cultures and languages were inferior to those spoken by European settlers.
The residential school system was established in the late 19th century as part of the government’s overall policy of assimilation 🏫. It was designed to strip Indigenous children of their cultural identity and to assimilate them into the dominant European-Canadian culture. Residential schools were located in remote areas away from the children’s families making it difficult for them to maintain contact with them 🏫. Children at the schools were subjected to harsh discipline, inadequate food, and clothing, and often arbitrary punishments 🏫.
The Mohawk Institute was the first residential school in Canada but other residential schools were soon established in other parts of the country 🔜 🇨🇦 🏫. By the early 20th century there were over 80 residential schools across Canada. These schools were typically run by churches with the government providing funding 🏫 ⛪.
The residential school system was in place in Canada for over a century 🏫 🇨🇦 ️. In the late 1920s, the government began to phase out the residential school system, but it was not until the early 1970s that the last residential school in Canada closed 🇨🇦 🏫. During this time many Indigenous children were taken from their families and sent to residential schools 🏫. It is estimated that over 150,000 Indigenous children attended residential schools in Canada between 1831 and 1996 🇨🇦 🏫.
Canada’s legacy from the residential school system can still be felt today 🏫. Indigenous identity culture language and history were profoundly affected by the residential school system 🏫. This system caused significant psychological trauma for many Indigenous peoples and led to intergenerational trauma transmission and other trauma-related disorders . Today many Indigenous peoples in Canada are affected by the legacy left behind by residential schools 🏫 🇨🇦.
The residential school system was a dark chapter in Canada’s history but it is one that cannot be ignored ️ 1️⃣ 🏫. It is important to remember the legacy of the residential school system as well as the immense suffering that Indigenous people endured as a result of this system ️ 🏫. It is also important to acknowledge the resilience and strength of Indigenous people who despite the overwhelming effects of the residential school system continue to fight for justice and self-determination 🏫. … .
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