Restoring Human Dignity: The Aboriginal Legacy

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Duration: 15 Hours

Start Date: 1/1/2020

Enrollment opens: 12/23/2019

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Restoring Human Dignity: The Aboriginal Legacy

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Course Overview

There are many stories that Canadians do not regularly learn in school.  Our history is littered with events that are either deliberately overlooked, or forgotten due to our own internal biases. And this is particularly true when it comes to the history of Canada‚Äôs Aboriginal peoples. For over a century, Aboriginal children in Canada were taken from their homes and communities and placed in residential schools. Separated from their families and prohibited from speaking their native languages, the clear majority of residential school survivors experienced neglect and suffering. And the impacts of sexual, mental, and physical abuse, shame, and deprivation endured at residential schools continue to affect generations of survivors and their families today.