How knowledgeable are you about the history of Aboriginal Residential Schools in Canada?

By J M P . Created on Jul 03, 2021
Current Affairs 249 votes | 22 Comments
I have read extensively above Residential School history.

I have read extensively above Residential School history.

I'm aware there are many unmarked graves at residential schools.

I'm aware there are many unmarked graves at residential schools.

I have read all 94 Calls to Action.

I have read all 94 Calls to Action.

I only know what I have heard on the news and read on social media.

I only know what I have heard on the news and read on social media.

I have personal/family knowledge.

I have personal/family knowledge.

I don't know anything about it at all.

I don't know anything about it at all.

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I only know what I have heard on the news and read on social media.
kbrown said on Aug 5, 2021
I had a very good friend in High School who was Aboriginal. There were also a number of Aboriginal students in my high school. The recent amount of news about the mass grave sites is very sad. I hope for better from all forms of religion and government in the future.
I only know what I have heard on the news and read on social media.
naturallygifted said on Jul 13, 2021
sad
I don't know anything about it at all.
Linda said on Jul 12, 2021
Don’t really know
Keeks said on Jul 8, 2021
1st of all, my heart goes out to all the families & friends. I don't know a lot but I know some things & I have read a bit about it.
I'm aware there are many unmarked graves at residential schools.
Annette said on Jul 7, 2021
It makes me sad to know they past away and know one knew especially their loved ones
I have read extensively above Residential School history.
Popsiq said on Jul 5, 2021
The schools were Canadian Federal Government Policy. The Pope was never consulted. The British government and the Queen at that time, were.
I'm aware there are many unmarked graves at residential schools.
Wally said on Jul 8, 2021
But the Pope didn't mind getting paid for running the schools!!!
I only know what I have heard on the news and read on social media.
Donna said on Jul 5, 2021
thats all
Kyle said on Jul 5, 2021
When I was working in Alberta I spoke to a couple of native aboriginals there and they said the schools helped their families immensely. Both of their grandparents and parents had said it gave them many skills and helped their families thrive into the future. One of the guys was from the Dene tribe but I can't remember the other one. Mass graves are everywhere and life expectancy was much much lower across the boar...
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J M P said on Jul 6, 2021
It's always good to hear another side to their experiences. Thank you for sharing.
I have read extensively above Residential School history.
Michael said on Jul 6, 2021
Too bad the news media did not report the whole story instead of taking sides. I think the intentions were good when residential schools were set up and most of them did do a lot of good. I am sure there were some that did not.