A National Crime: The Canadian Government and the Residential School System Paperback – May 17 1999
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“One of the 100 most important Canadian books ever written.” (Literary Review of Canada)
“Milloy’s book should be mandatory reading for all citizens of the Americas.. (Globe and Mail)
“The most definitive account of how the Canadian government and churches conspired to turn a blind eye to the failings of the residential system for aboriginal children.” (National Post)
About the Author
John Milloy is a professor in the departments of Native Studies and History, and Master of Peter Robinson College, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario.
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This book also highlights some great Canadian heros who joined with Aboriginal peoples to bring attention to the tragedy of residential schols like Dr. PH Bryce who wrote the report the book is titled after "A National Crime" in 1922 saying that one in two Aboriginal children were dying in the schools from preventable disease or S.H. Blake, a leading human rights lawyer, who claimed Canada brought itself into "unpleasant nearness to manslaughter" when it ignored Bryce's report.
For Canadians,students and human rights advocates interested in preventing ongoing human rights abuses perpetrated by governments, including our own, this is a must read!
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Not a happy read but well written history of our treatment of our indigenous peoplesPublished 7 months ago by Sandra Street
This is a crime and Harper is continuing to target First Nations with his Racist policies.Published 21 months ago by BOYD MELLISH
Topic and information is great but it is not well written and difficult to read. Hard to get through the whole book.Published on May 16 2014 by Joan E McKinley
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