Negative Educational Experiences - Indigenous Children

Negative Educational Experiences - Indigenous Children
CHILDHOOD TRAUMA A vicious Cycle
Residential school systems pursued children to target during their crucial developmental stages. It’s throughout this stage that they would have learned how to make rational judgements, form goals, and develop skills for later in life. Indigenous people in Canada -Health Issues. The Varsity. (2021, March 1). https://thevarsity.ca/2019/09/15/why-do-canadas-indigenous-people-face-worse-health-outcomes-than-non-indigenous-people/.
Emotional impact
suffering maltreatment in childhood leads to a heightened number of hospitalizations, drug abuse, depression, anxiety and weaker overall health later in life. Equally, family separation in childhood has been proven to be a significant reason for depression. Indigenous people in Canada -Health Issues. The Varsity. (2021, March 1). https://thevarsity.ca/2019/09/15/why-do-canadas-indigenous-people-face-worse-health-outcomes-than-non-indigenous-people/.
Abuse
Emotional Distress
Harmful Tactics
"Indigenous youth are seven times more likely to be victims of homicide, five times more likely to commit suicide and twice as likely to die an alcohol-related death. A rising number of Indigenous teenagers are in custody: in 1997, just 12 per cent of young offenders in custody were Indigenous. Today, it’s one in three." (Tamsin McMahon August 22, 2014)
"Children as young as 3 were forced, by law, to leave their families and communities to live at schools designed to “kill the Indian in the child” (RCAP, 1996). These schools taught Aboriginal children to be ashamed of their languages, cultural beliefs and traditions, and were largely ineffective at providing proper or even adequate education." (Deiter, 1999; Friesen & Friesen, 2002) Amy Bombay, K. M. (n.d.). Implications for the concept of historical trauma - Amy Bombay, Kimberly Matheson, Hymie Anisman, 2014. SAGE Journals. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1363461513503380.
families were separated for such long periods of time, some never being reacquainted again.
Residential schools gave Indigenous students inadequate and inappropriate education, giving out lower grades, that concentrated mainly on prayer and manual labour in farming, woodworking, and basic chores such as laundry, cleaning and sewing. Indigenous children were not provided the same education as the public schools. The harsh conditions they had to face daily involved sexual and physical abuse, malnourishment, neglect, and unlivable sleeping conditions, it often resulted in the death of these children.
Indigenous children were forced to confine to religion instead of education.
Finding Hope
Creating access to healthcare and supports for indigenous communities
Access to Mental health
Access to Health Resources
Integration back into the Community.
Great impact on the Community
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