Indian residential school system an act of genocide: prof


APTN National News

The residential school experience left thousands of Aboriginal people with emotional and physical scars.

The statements of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission have revealed the enormous suffering inflicted upon children.

Now, according to a professor at the University of Manitoba, the residential school system can be considered an act of genocide.

Professor Christopher Powell makes the point in a new called Barbaric Civilization.

“Canadians like to think we are a moral country, that we are the good guys. A lot of Canadians recognize that the residential schools were painful, that there was abuse,” says Powell. “But there isn’t still a widespread recognition that they were a part of a systematic attempt to eliminate by force Aboriginal culture.”


The 1948 United Nations Convention defines “Genocide” as:

The Convention defines genocide as any of a number of acts committed with the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group:

  • killing members of the group;
  • causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
  • deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
  • imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group,
  • and forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.

The attempt to destroy in whole or in part, a National, ethnic or racial group.


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I am a Tlingit, born and raised in Tlingit Country, and a proud member of the Tlingit Nation.
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2 Responses to Indian residential school system an act of genocide: prof

  1. Red Mann says:

    Yo Vince!
    Same exact thing performed by the white skinned male judo-christian Killer-Hoarders in the United States of Terror. Oh, YA – the reality – these friendly white cherub male judo-christian Killer-Hoarders are WORSE THAN COMMUNISTS.
    Vince, “attacking the system” is NOT enough!
    GET ALL judo-christians off your reservations!
    Destroy and burn every one of the “churches” that have been put down by the invading white euro-male killer-hoarder on your reservations.
    Publicly kick them out.
    Any of your people that have been hoplessly “brainwashed” by these evil fukers should be sent out to “live with his white brother”.
    christianity on a MASS SCALE and as viewed by the rest of the world THAT IS NOT CHRISTIAN is a RELIGION THAT TEACHES HOARDING, KILLING TO HOARD, STEALING, POISONING, FORCED EDUCATION, THE TERMINATION OF ANY FOREIGN CULTURE IN CONTACT WITH IT, AND THE ELIMINATION OF ANY BROWN SKINNED PEOPLES and experimenting on human beings.! you stupid white skinned bastards get on your knees and “worship” the image of a white man bloodied and hanging from a cross! AND THEN YOU SAY YOU ARE PEACEFUL!
    Get ready to go hide in the catacombs again christian monsters.
    Vince, this IS the native people’s opportunity!
    To free ourselves of these white devils once and for all!

    Hopi Experience with white chrisitan male Judo-Christian Killer-Hoarders
    The chief of the Oraibi, Lololoma, was very enthusiastic regarding Hopi education, but the people were divided on this issue. Most of the village was conservative and refused to allow their children to attend school. The Indians were referred to as the “hostiles” because they opposed the American government and its attempts to force assimilation. The rest of the Oraibi were called the “friendlies” because of their acceptance of the white people. The “hostiles” refused to let their children attend school. In 1893, the Oraibi Day School was opened in the Oraibi village. Although the school was within the village, the traditional parents still refused to allow their children to attend.

    In 1894, a group of Hopi parents announced that they were against the ideas of Washington and did not want their children to be exposed to the culture of the white American people. The government sent in troops to arrest the 19 parents and sent them to Alcatraz Prison, where they stayed for a year.[5] Another Oraibi leader, Lomahongyoma, competed with Lololoma for village leadership. In 1906 the village split after a battle between Hostiles and Friendlies. The conservative Hostiles left and formed a new village, known as Hotevilla.[8]
    “In 1875, the English trader Thomas Keams escorted Hopi leaders to meet President Chester A. Arthur in Washington D.C. Loololma, village chief of Oraibi at the time, was very impressed with Washington. As he concluded that education allowed the whites to live that way, he returned wanting a formal school to be built for the Hopi children.[8] In 1886, twenty of the Hopi leaders signed a petition sent to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs requesting that a school be built on their land.[5] In 1887, Thomas Keams opened Keams Canyon Boarding School at Keams Canyon for the Hopi children.[8]

    • Vince says:

      What happened to the Hopi is an excellent example of bleeding the Indian out of us. My tribe went through a period of coerced boarding schools. Nasty, nasty stuff. I call it reprogramming and I think it is still going on today.

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