ISAP Residential Schools Comic

ISAP Residential Schools Comic

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  • Residental Schools
  • In 1876, in Canada a law called the "Indian Act" was passed, in order to remove the "Indian" from native children and to convert them to Christianity.
  • I second that!
  • We must wipe out the Indian culture.
  • Native children were forcefully removed from there homes to be taken to these residential schools.  There was nothing the parents and communities do to stop them.
  • No please! Dad Help!
  • You're coming with me!
  • Your gods and traditions are false.  There is only one true God.  Dismiss your families, for they are misguiding you.
  • Okay children, pay attention
  • The students were constantly physically and sexually abused.  Whether they spoke out of turn, or in their native tongue.  The teachers never held back and were ruthless towards the children. 
  • Hey! No speaking Indian.  You're getting a ruler to the wrist for that!
  • Please, not again! I'm sorry!
  • In 1996, the last federally operated residential school was closed.  Ever since, the government has been trying to make amends.
  • Alright! Everyone is out, let's shut this place down.
  • Thank you so much!
  • On June 11th of 2008, Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada made a formal apology on behalf of the Canadian Government.
  • The Government of Canada asks the forgiveness of the Aboriginal peoples
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