Canada’s Dark Secret

It wasn’t until 1996 that the last residential school in Canada was shut down, resulting in some truly horrifying tales being shared publicly with regards to the various methods which were being used in order to sever indigenous children from the influence of their families and to assimilate them into the dominant “Canadian” culture.

This dark side to Canada history dates back well over a century and saw tens of thousands of families torn apart as children were kidnapped or forcibly removed from their homes and taken to a series of residential schools, and assimilated into “civilized” society through strict discipline and oftentimes abusive practices.

The sole goal of these schools were to indoctrinate Aboriginal children into the Euro-Canadian and Christian way of life, set up by the Canadian government and administered by churches these schools left a legacy which still shames present-day residents of Canada.

In this film we see survivors speak out about the atrocities committed in schools such as these.

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