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Alanis Obomsawin - "Indian Residential School 1934 - A prison or a school?" - "Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin is known for documentaries such as "Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance." But she's also a visual artist, as evidenced in this piece, a commentary on the Indian residential school policy that took children away from their homes, their families, and their traditions."

15 Stunning Works Of Aboriginal Art From Across Canada

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Up to 6000 children died at residential schools: Sinclair | APTN National NewsAPTN National News

Up to 6000 children died at residential schools: Sinclair - APTN National News

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'The Only Good Indian' One of Wes Studi's best performances. Synopsis: A young Native American is captured and taken against his will to a juvenile home designed to indoctrinate him into the ways of white Christian America (mandatory,federally government-run Native American Indian boarding schools). After running away, a Native American is hired to track and capture him.

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Approximately 150,000 Indian children were placed in religious mission boarding schools. Lawsuits against the Catholic church have been filed by survivors of the schools, who suffered mental, physical and sexual abuse. Children as young as 5 years old were removed from their families and sent across the country, often not seeing their family again for several years. (Free Thought Manifesto)

6 Boarding School Laws Still on the Books

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94 Truth and Reconciliation recommendations | APTN National News

Read the 94 recommendations here - APTN National News

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After 6 yrs, $60 million, 6000 testimonies from Residential school survivors, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission releases its report today... How should the Canadian public participate in reconciliation?

Truth and Reconciliation: Not an aboriginal problem, a Canadian one

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Carlisle Indian Industrial School Graduation Class in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, including George Vailier (Quapaw) sitting in the 2nd row, 3rd from the left - 1890

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A man and child sit on a horse in front of the St. Ignatius Mission, Flathead Indian Reservation in western Montana on the Flathead River. Home to the Bitterroot Salish, Kootenai, and Pend d'Oreilles Tribes - also known as the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation. The reservation was created through the July 16, 1855, Treaty of Hellgate. Photographed between 1905 and 1907.

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NPR.com - Story of Indian boarding schools & how they haunt many.

American Indian Boarding Schools Haunt Many

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American Indians and Christian Missions Studies in Cultural Conflict (Chicago History of American Religion)

American Indians and Christian Missions: Studies in Cultural Conflict (Chicago History of American Religion)

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"You Can't Always Get What You Want" - **Ric Gendron**

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White Whale people visiting their children at Red Deer Institute: "These people traveled over a hundred miles..." 1914.

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Wood supply for Indian Residential School, Vermilion, Alta.

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Students and staff, Red Deer Institute, circa 1890.

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Staff and students assembled outside Norway House Indian Residential School. 1910.

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A survivor of Kuper Island Catholic Residential School near Duncan, BC. told of how his sister Maggie was pushed out of a window and killed by a nun. Follow this up at: www.hiddenfromhis...

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Truth and Indignation: Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools

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Native children taken from tribes & boarded at Government schools to be transformed from a state of savagism, to be returned thoroughly civilized at commencement. It was the school's quintessential mission. "The Indian is DEAD in you." Reverend A.J.Lippincott proclaimed at a Carlisle commencement. "Let all that is Indian within you die! You cannot become truly American citizens,industrious,intelligent,cultured,civilized until the INDIAN within you is DEAD."

Reservation Boarding Schools

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Three Lakota boys before and after their admission to the Carlisle Indian Boarding School. ca. 1880s?

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c.1910 Native children at Cantonment Oklahoma. Assimilation: The removal of Native children from their homes, often forcibly, to attend government-funded residential boarding schools where they were severely punished for speaking their native language, pressured to adopt the ‘superior’ values and behaviors of the dominant Christian society, and subjected to physical and sexual abuse by school teachers and administrators.

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Interview : When someone becomes aware of the often untold Indian Boarding School stories...

Interview : When someone becomes aware of the often untold Indian Boarding School stories...

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    Emily Court

    Thank you for posting this...it's an important part of history that needs to be told from those who experienced the horror of the schools.

American Indian Boarding Schools: damage still being felt today. To quote a priest from the Pine Ridge Reservation, "It's genocide, and it's ongoing."

American Indian Boarding Schools Haunt Many

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The Influenza Epidemic of 1918. Letter of condolence from the Superintendent of the Yakima Indian Agency, Washington, Oct. 29, 1918. Bureau of Indian Affairs. This notification sent to the parents of a student at an Indian boarding school is typical of such letters.

The Influenza Epidemic of 1918

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They Called It Prairie Light: The Story of Chilocco Indian School (North American Indian Prose Award): K. Tsianina Lomawaima: 9780803279575:...

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Choctaw Indian Academy by kaintuckeean, via Flickr

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