Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 5, 2015
Residential schools

Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production)
http://www.connexions.org/Media/CXNL-2015-06-05.htm

Publisher:  Connexions
Date Written:  05/06/2015
Year Published:  2015  
Active Serial

Resource Type:  Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number:  CX17505

This issue of Other Voices focuses on residential schools. As documented by the just-released report of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, residential schools were set up to forcibly 'assimilate' Native children by taking them away from their parents and communities, and depriving them of their language, culture, history, and emotional supports. Based as they were on a system of arbitrary power and cruelty, it is not surprising that they also fostered physical and sexual abuse of the children forced into the schools. We spotlight the report and the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, as well as films, books, and survivor stories. Also in this issue: the Orwellian language and tactics being used to sell 'anti-terrorist' legislation, mind-boggling subsidies for the fossil fuel industry, and, on the other side of the ledger, stories of courage and resistance.