A Testament to the Strength of the Métis
After the 1885 Resistance, Métis children were referred to as “half-breeds” whose physical attributes (including skin colour) and socio-economic standing (living on road allowance due to landlessness) determined how they were treated. Residential schools modelled the systemic devaluation of Indigenous children.
Should people be treated differently based on what they look like? What does “the only race is the human race mean”?
If you were raised in a residential school, how do you think you would learn how to be a parent? What would you have learned about parenting in residential school?
Research Residential Schools that were located in your area
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