Examples and Consequences of Residential Schools in Shingwauk’s Vision: A History of Native Residential Schools by J.R. Miller

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The text being analyzed is Shingwauk’s Vision: A History of Native Residential Schools by J.R. Miller. This topic is of the upmost importance because it goes into an aspect of Canadian history, which many are unwilling to accept. The aim of this text is to explain residential schools through the eyes of race and assimilation. The text begins by explain the attempts of racial superiority by Euro-Canadians. From here the text moves to looking at the role the church and missionaries played in the implication of residential schools. Finally the text presents examples of residential schools and the consequences they brought with them. The text is organized well and explains the history behind the forming of residential schools. The text however is missing some key elements to help in the development of the explanation. Through an in-depth analysis this paper will display the strengths and weakness of Miller’s explanation. Miller begins his text with a look at the history and legislations that begun before the evolution of residential schools. The objectives of the government in Ottawa were to get rid of these people that they deemed inferior. They attempted to do this by claiming the Euro-Canadians were superior over indigenous people, the indigenous people were also being judged by the…

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