Canadian Postwar Social History

Canadian Postwar Social History


Aboriginal Relations


(Perspective/Ethical Judgement) Are Aboriginals treated like second class citizens in Canada? Use your understanding of history to explain why or why not.

I believe that Aboriginals were treated like second class citizens. I believe now that aboriginals are not as much treated like second class citizens because in school, we learn about how their culture was nearly wiped out and when learning about these horrific events, we can and have been rebuilding their community and their ways of life. Very few kids survived after going to residential school and if they were lucky enough to survive, they wouldn’t be able to go anywhere because of the poor education they got at residential school. This was an effective way to wipe out their culture. Today, more and more people are becoming aware of these events that have happened and more people are coming up with solutions to rebuild aboriginal culture.

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