Residential Schools: Another View – June 2, 2008
Most children who went to residential school learned to read, write and calculate. Many children also learned other modern skills -- the principles of democracy and common law, for example -- which would help them participate more fully in both aboriginal and Canadian society. Given this context, were aboriginal residential schools the unmitigated disasters that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission will, without a doubt, hear them described as? Probably not.
Rethinking the Reserve - Jean Allard's Big Bear Solution – February 8, 2008
Race-based Politics = Collapse of a Government? – February 10, 2004
A heretofore popular government suffers major backlash as public reacts against race-based policies in New Zealand: "Pushing on with race-based, rather than needs-based assistance in health education and employment already looked dogmatic by the eighties, and old-fashioned when National persevered with it in the nineties. Today it is dangerously obsolete."
Residential Schools Story More Complicated – May 1, 2003
Residential schools also provided benefits to native students.