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Article: Residential Schools

The assimilation policies and brutal methods to civilize and educate the Indians- result was destruction of traditional socialization and passing on of culture/language/history.

Forced to go to Residential schools, no alternative no other schools.

The Indian Act was the Indians ruination in many ways.

Sign language Amerindian - was useful in residential schools, lip reading common in aboriginal people.

In Residential schools, English in the class room, Latin in Church and French in the recreational supervisory areas.

Taught to write, everyone wrote same letter to parents in Residential schools because students possibly unable to write or compose own letters or were thought they couldn't. Main reason was so the parents would not know what was going on in school and the children wrote every thing was fine and learning a lot.

Average grade achieved in most residential schools 5-6.