The word “cultural” seems to suggest that the residential school system was designed to destroy cultures but not people, a fact far from reality.
Photo: A classroom of St. Joseph's Residential School in Cross Lake, Man., in 1951. Residential Schools were predicated on the notion that Indigenous children were less human than other children, writes Jesse Staniforth.(CP)
By: Jesse Staniforth Published in The Toronto Star on Wed Jun 10 2015