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Teachings about aboriginals ‘simply wrong’, says Murray Sinclair | Ottawa Citizen

16.2.17

Teachings about aboriginals ‘simply wrong’, says Murray Sinclair | Ottawa Citizen: “This is not an aboriginal problem,” he said. “This is a Canadian problem. Because at the same time that aboriginal people were being demeaned in the schools and their culture and language were being taken away from them and they were being told that they were inferior, they were pagans, that they were heathens and savages and that they were unworthy of being respected — that very same message was being given to the non-aboriginal children in the public schools as well.”

As a result, he said, many generations of non-aboriginal Canadians have had their perceptions of aboriginal people “tainted.”


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