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A missionary church on Tsuut’ina Nation’s Reserve in Alberta. Writer Hayley Simpson

In Canada, the term Aboriginal peoples refers to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis, which was determined in Section 35 of the Constitution Act of 1983. Each of these groups were the country’s original inhabitants, and they all have very different histories.
The term First Nations, which Elder Sol Sanderson coined, actually only came into common use in the 1980s. There are currently 634 registered First Nations communities in Canada, with more than half of them in British Columbia and Ontario. Throughout these communities, more than 50 distinct and different languages are spoken. Historically, each community was self-governed and had its own culture and customs.
In the 19th century, the Canadian Indian residential school system was created to force the assimilation of First Nations into the European-Canadian culture. Denial of all of our ways, all of our culture.  The schools, developed under the Indian Act, separated children from families and were run by churches of different denominations. Yes the churches. We referred to the schools as “cultural genocide,” but yet they didn’t close until the 1960s. In 2008, the Canadian government officially apologized to the survivors of residential schools and their families. For whatever that was worth

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A missionary church on Tsuut’ina Nation’s Reserve in Alberta. Writer Hayley Simpson In Canada, the term Aboriginal peoples refers to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis, which was determined in Section 35 of the Constitution Act of 1983. Each of these groups were the country’s original inhabitants, and they all have very different histories. The term First Nations, which Elder Sol Sanderson coined, actually only came into common use in the 1980s. There are currently 634 registered First Nations communities in Canada, with more than half of them in British Columbia and Ontario. Throughout these communities, more than 50 distinct and different languages are spoken. Historically, each community was self-governed and had its own culture and customs. In the 19th century, the Canadian Indian residential school system was created to force the assimilation of First Nations into the European-Canadian culture. Denial of all of our ways, all of our culture. The schools, developed under the Indian Act, separated children from families and were run by churches of different denominations. Yes the churches. We referred to the schools as “cultural genocide,” but yet they didn’t close until the 1960s. In 2008, the Canadian government officially apologized to the survivors of residential schools and their families. For whatever that was worth #nativepride . #nativepridesoul  #native   #nativehistory   #firstnation . #metis . #firstnationcree   #nativeamericansoul  #indigenousrising  #proudnative  #indigenouspeople  #nativenationsrise  #nativewomen  #inuit  #firstnation  #powwows  #powwowlife   #gatheringofnations 

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  1. jesusnephew_

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