A brief quiz to fill in basic knowledge gaps about the history of residential schools. You have two hours to complete the quiz online. When you submit each question, the answer will be revealed (except for long answers, where links to information will be provided).
To allow all Canadians to better understand aboriginal culture.
To assimilate the children of aboriginal peoples into Canadian society.
To assimilate the aboriginal children into the cultural mosaic of Canadian society.
To assimilate aboriginal children into Canadian society, to educate them as Christians, to "kill the Indian in the child."
To provide employment for civil servants and a role for churches.
High mortality rate in residential schools
Conform to the UN definition of genocide
Discovery of mass graves of aboriginal children
All of the above
"Our objective is to continue until there is not a single Indian in Canada that has not been absorbed into the body politic."
Suppress a medical inspector's report entitled "A National Crime" detailing the health conditions in residential schools.
Outlaw the Potlatch.
"It is readily acknowledged that Indian children lose their natural resistance to illness by habituating so closely in the residential schools, and that they die at a much higher rate than in their villages. But this alone does not justify a change in the policy of this Department, which is geared towards a final solution of our Indian Problem."
"Indian children can learn and absorb nothing from their ignorant parents but barbarism."
None of the above.
Roman Catholic Church
Truth and Reconciliation
Independent Assessment Process
Common Experience Payment
Aboriginal Healing Foundation
Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Justice Murray Sinclair
Chief Shawn Atleo
Dr. Marie Wilson
Chief Wilton Littlechild
Chief Theresa Spence
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