The Aboriginal People

588 Words Feb 21st, 2018 2 Pages
The Aboriginal culture is a precious humane heritage of entire Canada, and plays an irreplaceable role in the contemporary culture of Canada. The main purpose of Aboriginal education is to pass on the unique cultural elements.

When European colonists first came to North America, the Aboriginal culture was falsely believed as barbaric and savage, and the so called civilized people thought that they need to take over Aboriginal children’s education. In J. R. Miller (1996)’s book Shingwauk’s Vision: A History of Native Residential Schools, Miller states that “When European missionaries began to live among Aboriginal people it was concluded that as soon as they could separate children from their parents the sooner they could prepare Aboriginal people to live a civilized life”. In short, the non-Aboriginal missionaries thought that the Aboriginal culture was not worth preserving. However, this perception is very incorrect, because the Aboriginal culture represents survival of the mental, spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of each Aboriginal individual.
A nation without its own cultural is just an outer form with no identity, so our presentation wants to digger deeper into the Aboriginal culture, in order to find a more effective way to shape our current Aboriginal education system. We did a thoroughly research about the contemporary Aboriginal culture, including photography, painting, sculpture,…
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