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Read this book to understand what happened
Reviewed in Canada on February 14, 2016
I`m a middle-aged, quite privileged white male. My general reaction when encountering aboriginal persons since my early twenties has been one of embarrassment for what my ancestors did to their ancestors, and what has been left them today. And that was before I found out about the residential schools in Canada. After reading this, my embarrassment has turned to shame. Sure, these are people living in a world that demands their active participation as it does of everyone. But, their social and psychological disadvantages are ridiculous compared to those of most folks in North America, and those disadvantages are not disappearing in a hurry. Read this book if you might have an ounce of compassion for these cultures that have been deliberately and avariciously ground into the dirt by western civilization.