**Canadian History and the Indian Residential School System Published on Jul 17, 2014 20 minute history of Canada and the Indian Residential School system. To provide historical context and intended as a prequel to the video Murray Sinclair Truth and Reconciliation. Developed for School District 27 Grade 5/10 History curriculum.
there were 12 to 14 million people in 1492 in what is now the contiguous United States. In 1900, only 250,000 remained. In 300 years, 99.6 percent of Indian people had been annihilated. “That is a holocaust beyond comprehension.” There has been less than one percent population growth in the last 100 years. In Canada, the death rate of Indian children in residential schools was at least twice that of Auschwitz. “The residential schools were more intentionally murderous.”