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Canada's Dark Secret - Featured Documentary In 1996, the last residential school in Canada was closed down, bringing to light horrifying stories about the methods used to sever indigenous children from the influence of their families and to assimilate them into the dominant "Canadian" culture. Over more than a century, tens of thousands of families were torn apart as children were kidnapped or forcibly removed from their homes Residential schools were part of an extensive education system set up by the Canadian government and administered by churches with the objective of indoctrinating Aboriginal children into the Euro-Canadian and Christian way of life. Bud Whiteye, a survivor of the Mohawk Institute Residential School, was "picked up" and taken to the school along with four other children as they walked along a public road to visit his grandmother. I'm ashamed to say I'm Canadian because of what my government has done. Ron Short, former RCMP officer "They didn't put us in a room and indoctrinate us all day long or anything like that," he explains. "It was in the routine of the place. "You didn't speak anything but English. You went to the white man's school. You went to the white man's church. You wore white mens' clothes. All those were built in. It wasn't a classroom-type lecture. It was ingrained in the system." In 2008, the Canadian government launched the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), which finally enabled survivors to give their testimonies on life in the residential schools. Abuse - mental, physical and sexual - was rife and, although research and statistics vary, it is estimated that 6,000 children died in these schools. Some evidence puts the casualties at three times that number. Denalda is also a residential school survivor. She cannot remember how she arrived at the school, only that she was there for some part of her childhood. She was also a witness to abuse at her residential school - abuse that may have resulted in the death of a friend. "I met this older girl who kind of took care of me when I was growing up. She was going to ask her mother to come and take me home to be her little sister," Denalda recalls. "But it didn't happen because she got hurt. She got hurt bad. I think somebody hit her against a tree." The education provided by the schools was also controversial. Formal schooling was often given up in favour of manual labour, such as agriculture. "I worked on a farm so long that I picked up a certain discipline for hard work, to get me where I'm going," says Bud Whiteye. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers were often charged with the task of removing children from their family homes or "picking them up" to take them to the residential schools. Families who refused to give up their children were either arrested, fined or both. Many officers still live with feelings of regret over what their government did and the role they were made to play in it. I don't think I did anything wrong to deserve a strap - ever. And yet you got it. Roberta Hill, residential school survivor "At the time I didn't like the idea of taking kids away from their family and it bothered me," says Ron Short, a former RCMP officer. "Of course, being in the RCMP I had no alternative. You couldn't complain about it. The only thing I knew about the Indian residential schools was that they were places where you could get a formal education. "Since then, I've come to realise what they were about. And I know differently now." Although survivors had begun to speak out about the atrocities in the late 1980s, it was only in the mid-1990s that courts finally ruled in favour of the witnesses, enabling them to sue the government for the abuses and claim compensation. After its formation, the TRC travelled around Canada for six years, gathering testimony from thousands who bore witness to the tragedies of the residential schools. Numerous "Aboriginal healing" programmes were put in place to help those affected to move on with their lives. "When every residential school survivor is healed, I'll be healed," reflects Short. "Until they're healed, I won't be. And I'll keep talking to anybody who will listen The story of Canada's residential school system and the indigenous survivors who bear witness to its abuses. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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Alison Kohne (1 day ago)
Every Canadian should be made to learn this. Every Canadian citizen needs to know what went on in our country.
Stiliqn Golemanov (3 days ago)
الحل النهائي من اجل تكبير القضيب و علاج سرعة القذف و ضعف الانتصاب للاستفادة يرجى التواصل مع الدكتور مصطفى المالكي على 00212689611487 الواتساب كريم رجال الصحراء هو علاج طبيعي وكل مكوناته طبيعيه ١٠٠٪ وليس له أي أثار جانيه امن تماما. رجال الصحراء هو المنتج الرائد في دول العالم عامة وفي الشرق الأوسط خاصة بسبب لنجاحه مع كل العملاء اللذين استخدموه خلطت رجال الصحراء منتج مرخص من هيئة الغذاء والدواء فوائد كريم رجال الصحراء 1-يحفز على تكبير القضيب 2-يساعد تأخير القذف 3-يساعد على لانتصاب لا تترددوا وغيروا حياتكم للأفضل... نحن نرسل الخلطة لجميع دول الخليج و دول العالم
world why TF (3 days ago)
I am only 29 years old, have lived in Canada my entire life, and not ONCE in school, was this discussed. I learned about it through my own life experiences and through conversations with others. Such an embarrassment. This should have NEVER happened.
Jonezx2020 (8 days ago)
Canada must pay for this injustice. They're no better than the Nazi's.
Juice Lego (20 days ago)
And we thought america was bad
Channy Lee (21 days ago)
I am in English 12 First Peoples, which is a newly founded course in the curriculum, only offered in two schools in CANADA. It talks about truth in reconciliation, not only that but covers the indigenous stories and missionary schools in Australia. It is absolutely my favourite course EVER. I think it should be mandatory and offered at every school in Canada. Also, the average for this course is almost 20% higher than regular English or English Literature.
Gail MacDougall (21 days ago)
Thank you for this documentary.
Old news.
Lucy Splendid (28 days ago)
This is why religion should not be funded in any way by the state or be apart of the state including welfare and education. Where were the police and the courts, had this happened in a state home and it does historic charges would have been brought.
Daughter of Zion (1 month ago)
See all you people saying it’s no God, yes it is God let this happen to them. See there are 12 tribes of Israel and the native Americans they are from the tribe of Gad. The laws and commandments are only given to the 12 tribes is Israel which includes the black Americans who you call African Americans, they have no Africans in them, you have the many different Hispanics. If these people would followed all these laws , the seed of Satan children couldn’t have done this to these people. Now the best part of this is God loves his chosen people and the devils and there children are going to be taken in a world biggest mass slaughter that will go down in history. But you must return back to the laws that god has given us. You whites cave beast demons can sit on here and cry but your tears doesn’t matter. Our god not yours is taking you out with heroine overdose, prescription drugs overdoses, very low birth rates in all countries, and suicide is the number one thing killing you useless white men lol.
hatim najmeddine (1 month ago)
awesome!!!!
QANDIL kurd (1 month ago)
Canada equals south Africa apartheid no different whatsoever and still
Mardig Bidanian (1 month ago)
This is pretty scary .
JiM Beamer (1 month ago)
More for profit … fake Indian news ... what a joke.
Martin Macdonald (1 month ago)
Canadian taxpayers fork out over $14,000,000,000 per year to reserves. This propaganda helps ensure the gravy-train keeps rolling. Victim culture at its finest.
motheryuba57 (1 month ago)
I am an American. We have no Truth and Reconciliation Commission here. There is still mass ignorance surrounding history and the origens of our nation. We still teach lies about our history in our schools. First Nation's Peoples are still the most abused people in my country. This is horrific. And yet, Indigenous Peoples in my country are the leaders in the environmental protection movements. At least Canada has made steps in the right direction.
kristina sedlacek (1 month ago)
My heart is broken for these people and their families
rozzie101 (1 month ago)
My late Dad went to residential school, but he never talked about his experience there.
Travis Walsh (1 month ago)
This is Canada's shame it makes me get on my hands and knees and beg for forgiveness even though I had no part in it...yet as a white man and a Canadian I feel it's my duty to never forget and make sure this never happens again I stand with the Natives
Bonnie D (1 month ago)
If i was in surry i will be taking away
Assmuncher iPod (1 month ago)
The pain and confusion in those children’s faces says it all. These schools destroyed the Indians.
Martin Macdonald (1 month ago)
People who profit from victim culture are lazy and irresponsible. It is not surprising that they would be liars, also. Life is tough for everybody. Suck it up and take advantage of the opportunities you have.
Amara Zaman (1 month ago)
Is this real
Robert Tevault (2 months ago)
Al Jazeera has rescued broadcast journalism.
Connor Hines (2 months ago)
hi
Sims 3 Forever Dude (2 months ago)
You guys really should not blame Canada for this abuse. The reason why it started in Canada, was because people from the horrible, forever corrupt country below Canada decided to move in and steal Canada, so it's not the fault of Canadian Americans, it's the fault of U.S. Americans, which is no surprise. It's also the fault of the U.S. that Cuba, Russia, and Northern Korea all have evil and bad names to them. Russia is literally one of the most beautiful countries in the World, and nobody ever gives Mother Russia credit for her spectacular beauty. Northern Korea and Cuba are also very beautiful countries, but the U.S. doesn't want the World to see that.
Martin Macdonald (1 month ago)
Completely retarded
R Jay (2 months ago)
I worked at a few communities in special education program and recently as adult education coordinator, I can tell you from what I experienced that these indigenous people are still affected by residential schools, it's called intergenerational trauma, and teenagers are so distraught, some of my best students committed suicide and it still breaks my heart into a million peices that I wish I found a way to take suicide away.
R Jay (1 month ago)
+Martin Macdonald residential school is the blame, why? Parents who went to these schools were brained washed into believing the church instead of their own culture. These people were to broken to get their language back so they were made to believe it was not a Christian way to speak. These people were never shown how to love or raise their own children in residential schools which is still affecting parenting skills today. There is alot more but would you take the time to educate yourself on the topic? No because you believe your own government and ancestors that these people are savages, monsters, they are the devil, and whatever else.
R Jay (1 month ago)
+Martin Macdonald you're sickening and brainwashed by your family into believing false history, indigenous history was never taught in schools, I never learned anything about it till after I was offered a job via an old friend from school who worked in these communities, I went to these reserves as a paid individual to teach, I was never paid to go learn or engage with community leaders and residents. I could go on forever, anything else to say?
R Jay (1 month ago)
+Martin Macdonald I am going back after my maternity leave is finished you idiot, it's easy to name call me than see what I've done for these communities.
Martin Macdonald (1 month ago)
If you 'gave' 5 years of your life (which I doubt) then you were highly paid by the parasitic victim industry. It is very easy and convenient to blame rez schools. Yet dysfunction occurs where nobody ever went to rez schools. The problem and the solutions are the responsibility of people living today. Stop blaming your make-believe past. Politicians and indigenous leaders love to blame something other than themselves. It absolves them of blame and responsibility. Get real. Your story reeks of identity politics and victim culture.
R Jay (1 month ago)
+Martin Macdonald Canada is sickening that they would rather give money to foreign people than giving money to these communities with mental health crisis, no hospitals, no high schools, no colleges, etc. They reserves barely have any money left for the funeral costs some times but it does with the help of fundraising. Residential school still lurks in these communities, if you don't believe that than go live in these reserves for a month and see how long you will last. If you think that these people will leave their homes to a world where white people doesn't want them, than don't bother asking them why they don't just leave.
Canadian And proud (2 months ago)
I was born at Riverview hospital October 4,1971
Canadian And proud (2 months ago)
Patricia Ann Funk
Canadian And proud (2 months ago)
My mothers name was Eileen Emma Funk!
Canadian And proud (2 months ago)
She was murdered at Riverview hospital! The government still won’t take blame!
Canadian And proud (2 months ago)
My mothers life was only worth $10,000 according to British Columbia! Sick disgusting!
Canadian And proud (2 months ago)
I was grew out of the system! Nd then on my own
Canadian And proud (2 months ago)
The government of British Columbia had every dollar down to the loss of my mother! In my child welfare file Nd end
Canadian And proud (2 months ago)
Her life was worth $10,000 Nd they broke it all down !
Canadian And proud (2 months ago)
True
BottleNecked PC (2 months ago)
You know what as a Canadian this just makes me not feel proud I mean America did nothing like this.
John Smith (2 months ago)
And Canadian government began to blame China, Russia and Saudi Arabia because of human right. Remember Canadian, this happened just 20 years ago. Last residential school was shut down in 1996.
Martin Macdonald (1 month ago)
Canadian government didn't run that school, Indians did. Get educated.
Unique Echidna (2 months ago)
I grew up in Brantford, where the mohawk residential school still stands. You hear a lot from these survivors...very brave
Carole Landry (2 months ago)
I liked, when that one native, man talked about wanting to forgive, those that hurt him, but they were not around anymore to forgive. Forgiveness is the only way, through Jesus Christ. Everyone needs forgiveness. Healing comes through Jesus christ
Carole Landry (2 months ago)
Orphanages, places just like residential, school were happening to every, race of children, all over the world, every country. The abusers had also been very much abused themselves, that is the reason, that they became abusers themselves.
danger stranger (2 months ago)
White people and religion will be the reason the world will end. This happened in America also. Just imagine what the Catholic church has done for centuries to everyone.
TheDark Nite (2 months ago)
White Christians raping other races, like iraq and Afghanistan today. never change race of predators.
Nasty shiz (2 months ago)
Canada ain't so nice after all EH!!!!
AJ Styles x Org (2 months ago)
My people were killed over 1,000,000 Native children.... not all natives know about this We were killed by white people EVEN TODAY we need to fight BACK
Martin Macdonald (1 month ago)
completely nuts
Full Clip (2 months ago)
The white man has truly behaved worse than devil's. Everywhere they go, it's always the same old story.
Tom Francis (2 months ago)
Many of these stories are made up. All are exaggerated. Why? Billions of dollars in compensation. Even is some of these stories are true, why dwell in it?
Jake Anthony (3 months ago)
I knew a lady from Alert Bay on Vancouver Island, who is a survivor of the residential school system. The RCMP came onto the reserve, ripped her away from her family and put her in a residential school, where she remained for 10+ years. She once told me about how she was beaten with a wooden paddle until she could barely walk just for speaking her native language. The residential school system and horrendous mistreatment of aboriginal people is a shameful stain on Canada's history!
Tom Francis (2 months ago)
So? She got her thousands of dollars. Why are you crying? Do you want money, too?
Alla Soiko (3 months ago)
I endured instituional ableism
Alla Soiko (3 months ago)
No more psychiatric survivor
Tony Karim (3 months ago)
May Allah continue to protect the victims (
hedidit (3 months ago)
the britsh where the cruellest people in the world.
Tom Francis (2 months ago)
Except for every other country.
Nefetita (3 months ago)
The devil is in the detail. This is satanism 101:- feeding the devil with the pain, bloodshed & death of innocents, in exchange for their money & land. The more these beast worshipers feed the devil, the more the devil rewards them financially by bending reality to bring more innocent victims for the devil to feed on their blood, pain & death.
Nefetita (3 months ago)
satanist scum. and devil worshipping pedophile murderers. The Catholic church hierarchy are satan's army on earth.
RadicalRalph Russo (3 months ago)
This number represents the ones that made it to the Boarding Schools.Many others were raped to death in the field!.....This child taken is still very prevalent on many American reservation...
Tom Francis (2 months ago)
Lol. Get help
un known (3 months ago)
love you Natives
Lauren (3 months ago)
And look at Canada now...bickering with Saudi Arabia for human rights abuses. First, deal with your own past!!!
cooldesertknight (4 months ago)
I have no idea what's wrong with "White judeo-christians" race ! Everywhere they go they commit genocide, rapes, pillages, occupation, stealing other nations/people's wealth and natural resources;..up to this date (e.g the Last Western Colony 'israel' !). Oh...also..almost every ruthless existing dictatorship is protected by one or two "Western/White judeo-christian" democracies (check Dictatorship regimes in Arab countries, etc).
Ranganath Prahlad (4 months ago)
What could be the reason for govt to run such school??. Why it was named as INDIAN Residencial School. Am from India so just for the curious.
MrTorchia1000 (4 months ago)
Religion is entirely to blame for this atrocity. Good people will do good things, bad people will do bad things, if you want to make a good person do bad things make them religious.
JiM Beamer (4 months ago)
Canada needs an apology from the Indians for attacking and killing the early white settlers to the vast empty lands of North America. Less than 2 million Indians occupied the USA and Canada at the time of Columbus. The Indians decided to stop killing their neighboring Indian tribes and attacked the peaceful Europeans instead. Defense of your well being is not dark dirty secrets . What a joke this vid is ... obviously a video made by racists.
Marie Katherine (4 months ago)
Native peoples, be they now in Canada, USA, Mexico, Central America, Siberia, Australia...all share a certain dignity largely missing from other races. This is God's unique gift to them to be given to the rest of humanity. That is why it's essential their stories be told.
Patti Pilcher (5 months ago)
The monarchy around the world along w/luciferian religions are still trying to do these things. Globalist elites are still practicing abominal acts and rituals.
Patti Pilcher (5 months ago)
Trudeau is nothing but a paedophilic paedovore globalist.
who ever (2 months ago)
Patti Pilcher how so?
Connie Webber (5 months ago)
1964 Queen Elizabeth and Philip taken 10 oboriginal children to a picnic. The children never returned. Queen Elizabeth was charged with Kidnapping.
OG DuBB (5 months ago)
THIS SHOULD BE CALLED "THE WORLD'S DARK SECRET - PART 1 - CANADA".....
Ty (5 months ago)
I’ve always wondered why people come to these comments simply to try and justify the events that took place, it’s kind of disgusting.
Alexandre Charlebois (5 months ago)
My man living in Ontario
Erica Smith woods (5 months ago)
Us First Nations still suffer... my baba he went to residential school and he is suffering, even by little memories of it.... lots of my babas and mama o’s went to residential school
Jus Livin (5 months ago)
we experienced this for 400 years, we cried for 500 and we are still crying!
Martin Macdonald (20 days ago)
+JiM Beamer Ain't that the truth. It helps that we have a PM and government that likes to apologize all the time. Apologize for all Canadians, I mean. Because we are such bad people and by apologizing the politicians receive bonus virtue points. Lol. Canadians win the gold medal for ethno-masochism.
JiM Beamer (24 days ago)
Crying is good for you … look how well you are doing now.
Martin Macdonald (1 month ago)
Yeah, well, things were tough then. Like Kanye says, time to bury the hatchet.
Dene Pride (5 months ago)
Yet Blacks in Canada avoid talking about this and bring up Slavery from America and don't bother to learn about this....Blacks have never experience being a Slave...yet There are survivors of residential schools alive today....
Harmony Reilly (5 months ago)
So many things that we did in history was so wrong and should never have happened at all all the evil stuff that happened we all need to come together and support and love each other and be they for each other spread love and make the world a better place we really need it really need it
Martin Macdonald (6 months ago)
Not saying they did not exist, I'm saying the stories are highly exaggerated. There is a well-funded industry that extracts billions from Canadian taxpayers. Read what one chief says: From Cece Hodgson-McCauley ... but in the next line the famous residential schools come up. For heaven's sake put that to bed. It is the past. The people talk and they know many lied and lied to get some of the millions and millions the federal government handed over without argument. Why aren't Canadians asking questions? When is it going to end? I went to a residential school for ten years. Those were the best years of my life. I now get calls from all over Canada from former residential school students who want to give the other side of the experience. We know some lawyers sure jumped on the money wagon, encouraging natives to report their abuse. The more they lie in their accusations against residential school, the more money the lawyers and the do-gooders make in fees assisting the natives to put their stories together. Yes sir, it has been going on for too long. Now some people are waking up; the ones who went there and loved the nuns. They want all these messy lies to stop. So the movement is going on
Martin Macdonald (6 months ago)
Fellow native Canadians (who are not aboriginal) : You are an idiot if you feel shame for something you didn't do. And you are an idiot for believing this propaganda. The native victim industry find a few unfortunate cases and paint the whole history as such. The purpose is two-fold, 1. to receive money and (2) excuse the dysfunction on reserves, forever.
scottay swiftwolfe (6 months ago)
I'm native, living in the Indian reserve, my dad survived the Indian residential school.
Martin Macdonald (25 days ago)
The Jews earn their money. The indigenous victim industry extorts it from taxpayers by playing on liberal gullibility. It is criminal. But is taxpayers were throwing money at me I would probably take it, too.
JiM Beamer (1 month ago)
To get reprimanded by a consultant ….. how low does it get. We have a clue …. just follow the money …… Indians are the modern day Jews, whining and complaining about everything.
Jim, you have no clue do you?
Kirstine Termansen (6 months ago)
Look as. Beatenn severe
Kirstine Termansen (6 months ago)
Australien. Internationalt. Ringd
Kirstine Termansen (6 months ago)
Danmark. Major problemer. Pædofili. Famely. Deportation. And Force childcare
harris khan (6 months ago)
VERY SAD SAD SAD
Martin Macdonald (6 months ago)
and utter bullshit
Nina Jefferson (6 months ago)
One thing I won't do is listen to these white pp who we're the problem. Won't ever do it!l
Kerry Burns (6 months ago)
Hey Al Jaz - how about doing something on your own dark secrets in qatar
Charlize Bird (6 months ago)
Shame on the people who disliked this video, please have some respect.
Martin Macdonald (6 months ago)
Everybody has a tough life but we don't ask taxpayers to give us money forever
Ed (6 months ago)
Well guess what. The huge all powerful government wants all, everyones children to be raised by the school system. That is their ultimate plan for everyone. This is what happens when the government gets too big and powerful and interferes with people's lives. Anything the government puts their hands on gets ruined and currupt and basically becomes worthless to the people, and a cash cow for the government. Which then gets taken by the ultra rich via currupt officials. This is why. It's time humanity chops governments at their knees, and cuts them back down to size. Or this will happen to all children everywhere.
Maria Delgado (6 months ago)
Race will aways be there , Blacks had Jim Crow, Mexicans had the walkouts in la Schools in 60 cause the way we’re being treat..But the blacks and Mexican persisted in some parts of the Us.. We will always have racism no matter what .. Here in USA there is actives groups blacks ,Mexicans
Martin Macdonald (6 months ago)
Identity politics and victimhood is poison. Listen to Kanye.
Oum (6 months ago)
One of the best documentary I've seen since a while
RockyCycle (6 months ago)
Could someone please explain why there is an info box (right under the video box) about the ownership of Aljazeera?
Sri Yantra (6 months ago)
Do the natives own the land where the school was on? They should own it by now? Correct?
Sri Yantra (6 months ago)
Yes. A very terrible time. These times are now over. There is absolutely no reason why this tragedy needs to continue through to our younger generations. Never forget, but there is no future living in the past!
Mr. Allmighty Cornholio (6 months ago)
It sucks that these people can no longer speak their language.
David Lenzi (21 days ago)
+Martin Macdonald As for shouting bigot if the shoe fits. The point is the same as why I am seeking damages for assault compensation for injuries that were inflicted upon myself by others. Why don't you accept you are trying to have a battle of wits and you are unarmed.
Martin Macdonald (22 days ago)
+David Lenzi Lol, when you have no facts and are incapable of logic just shout "Bigot!' Tell me, what is the point of all their whining and crying. It always ends with a demand for money. Great gobs of money. Many fall for the scam. I don't. The lawyers and chiefs have gotten more than enough charity already.
David Lenzi (22 days ago)
+Martin Macdonald Methinks thou art the epitome of the fool a transplendent example of a discombobulated bigot.
Martin Macdonald (22 days ago)
+David Lenzi Ya ya. I doubt you would understand their old English. I doubt you could live as they did nor would you want to. The indigenous here like their Fords and their snow machines and their electricity. They like all the stuff we brought but they don't like us. Tough. The two go together. In fact, relations among fn's and whites have been beneficial. It is mainly today's entitled generation that complains, truth be known.
Kaan Erdem (7 months ago)
and we thought racism started and ended with Germany while it started by the Anglo-saxons and continued by them till now secretly.
alan smlth (7 months ago)
You cannot dwell in the past with unforgiveness in your Heart or else Satan will keep you in bondage all your life. Those Schools were about religion and not about the one true Jesus Christ. Son of God.
Aarti Gandha (7 months ago)
Sad😢
Britz B (7 months ago)
Is this the opinion of all those schooled there?
Shanae Clarke (5 months ago)
Martin Macdonald No one every said it was a good experience. I heard my own grandpa tell us about the rape/abuse he got and many more people. You think we get tax money? That’s funny because you go to the Rez and see that it’s not true. But I know i will not change your mind because you don’t believe what you can’t see. It’s sad you think it’s fake and it’s sad your blinded by privilege
Britz B (6 months ago)
Martin Macdonald and how do you know that, can i please know
Martin Macdonald (6 months ago)
No, about half testified that the schools were a positive experience and the other half wanted money.
Johnnybgood (7 months ago)
We should, as Canadians be able to comment on all CBC programing, after all we pay for it.
Martin Macdonald (6 months ago)
Can't comment on FN issues because most Canadians disagree with the CBC's pro-FN racist agenda.
James Tan (7 months ago)
garbage canadians
Martin Macdonald (6 months ago)
Most of this highly exaggerated and untrue. Throughout history millions of people around the world have wanted to come to Canada. Do you believe Canadians chose one particular group to hate? It is propaganda to get money from taxpayers.
Monik Vandal (7 months ago)
RISE !!!
Thea Knight (8 months ago)
Canada sucks. I thought they were a better place to live. YOU SUCK CANADA
Mollie Wilson (8 months ago)
Heart-break-ing. Oh, my soul... I can't imagine the pain then AND now. These poor families just ripped apart and these beautiful children were robbed of their childhood and livelihoods. Shameful and heartbreaking...
A. J. Littlechild (8 months ago)
I'm first nations and you can't blame the white people for it because they did not take the time to understand us
suzy klitgaard (8 months ago)
I'm a product of Boarding Schools . USA born and bred into middle class. Learning Disabilities and divorce landed me into the system at 6 years. Two schools. 6 years in the system. There is a permanent mark here. I have learned that family was not a unit. a world issue is more accurate.
Lar M (8 months ago)
Residential schools stemmed from the belief in those days that the lives of indigenous people can be much better if they can follow the European way of lives starting at a very young age.
madison cuffson (8 months ago)
Racsit Canada
Martin Macdonald (6 months ago)
Most of this highly exaggerated and untrue. Throughout history millions of people around the world have wanted to come to Canada. Do you believe Canadians chose one particular group to hate? It is propaganda to get money from taxpayers.
franciine shimizu (8 months ago)
Wow! What a great video. I am a survivor of the 60’s scoop. I think I am starting to figure out
Martin Macdonald (6 months ago)
So she can get a check? Her adoption probably saved her life.
NaNg Ng (7 months ago)
franciine shimizu have you gotten your child welfare records to learn more about your apprehension?
John Doe (8 months ago)
I dont mean to come off as insensitive becuase I am sure abuses went on in that school but it a question of extent and embellishment. All the people in this "documentary" look like actors that are payed to play a part. im sorry this all looks contrived to me
David Lenzi (22 days ago)
+Martin Macdonald You don't pass the smell test you stink. A the woman is my wife and her abusers are dead. You again try to take my original comment out of context very clumsily. You call me a liar without the slightest shred of evidence. So I think you now owe me an apology. so Apologize or shut up bigot.
David Lenzi (23 days ago)
+Martin Macdonald My purpose is to expose the likes of you who engage in racism and try to excuse it using a ploy to gain money. My experience with abuse is far from miniscule I have lived with it as an adult through my wife and I have experienced it as an infant and a youth. Now I suggest to you that you quit assuming things that you don't know. You have no idea what it took for me to recover from my abuse emotionally nor do you have any idea of how much I suffer physically because of the abuse I experienced. As for your agenda methinks you are a discombobulated racist bigot lumping all indigenous people together and painting them with the same brush.
Martin Macdonald (23 days ago)
+David Lenzi First you said you didn't like the looks of a school that you saw near Kamloops. In another comment you mention a woman who was abused. Why didn't you mention that first? Your stories don't pass the smell test.
Martin Macdonald (23 days ago)
+David Lenzi Strange that you would imply that I am minimizing the abuse she suffered. And strange that you would condemn all the schools because of your miniscule experience. If she was sexually abused then she should go after the perpetrator, not the taxpayer. Methinks you have an agenda. What is your exact purpose?
David Lenzi (23 days ago)
Oh yes not all the victims of the residential schools were sic "Indians" and not all indigenous people are crying about their past most are forging ahead In my household are a White, a Cree, and an Inuk (singular for a person of the Inuit nation). In short I live it every single day.
Cheli Raja (8 months ago)
we fight for getting education in Sri Lanka this is main reason we start the war, I remember I left my parents and country to become Engineer take this point for consideration don't complain the canada say thanks to canada
Elmida Avdic (6 months ago)
Cheli Raja are you joking you sicko?! Say thanks?

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