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INDIAN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL ABUSE IN CANADA: A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE, AND UP COMPENSATION AVENUE

The History:

In 1920, Canadian politician Duncan Campbell Scott, head of Canada’s Department of Indian Affairs from 1913 until 1932 spearheaded Canada’s Policy of Assimilation. In doing so, he stated:

“I want to get rid of the Indian problem. I do not think as a matter of fact, that the country ought to continuously protect a class of people who are able to stand alone… Our objective 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, that is the whole object of this Bill” Read more

 
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