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Pauktuutit. The Residential School experience for Aboriginal, including some Inuit, in the Northwest Territories became reality in the late 1860s.

In this article, they resume the residential school incident fron A to Z and the progression of it. I for one, think is it sad that we as canadians are not exposed to what happened only a few years ago when you look at the big picture, and that these people, the aboriginals, still are faced with discriminations as mosty minority communities are, but it is still no excuse to let this form of prejudice go on. – kanapathypillaikatchelewa

The first government- regulated school for Inuit opened in 1951 in Chesterfield Inlet.

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After 1950, when Inuit became settlement based, almost all Inuit children were required to attend Residential Schools or federal hostels in order to receive a formal education. Inuit Organizations Applaud Residential Schools Documents Court Decision. February 4, 2013 – Ottawa, Ontario - Inuit organizations across Canada are applauding the Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision that requires the Government of Canada to provide to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) all relevant federal documents related to the legacy, past and present, of residential schools in Canada, including documents at Library and Archives Canada.

In this article, it is revealed that no longer than before Febuary 4th 2013 the aboriginals did not have access to any personal documents related to any residential school, which was because the government did not want any information of what happened in those schools to be exposed publicly. On febuary 4th 2013, the Ontario Supreme Court of Justice's decision that requires the Government of Canada to provide to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) all relevant federal documents related to the legacy, past and present, of residential schools in Canada, including documents at Library and Archives Canada. "We are pleased with this decision, as many Inuit children were separated from their families at a young age and taken to residential schools. Inuit history is oral, not written. Therefore, without the relevant documents, many former students would not have access to the written historical records that are relevant to their past,"said Nellie Cournoyea, Chair and CEO of Inuvialu – kanapathypillaikatchelewa

The Court announced the decision last week.

Inuit Organizations Applaud Residential Schools Documents Court Decision

The application to clarify the obligation of Canada with respect to federal documents was filed by the TRC with the support of Inuit organizations and the Assembly of First Nations. “We applaud the court for its decision,” said ITK President Terry Audla. Idle No More meets Invasion Day Australia. (Invasion Day, Brisbane, Australia) Invasion Day is what the aboriginal people of Australia call it.

Idle No More meets Invasion Day Australia

It is also known as Australia Day, a national holiday comparable to America’s Columbus Day, with a touch of Independence Day flair. According to wikipedia “On 13 May 1787 a fleet of 11 ships, which came to be known as the First Fleet, was sent by the British Admiralty from England to Australia”. The fleet would arrive on the shores of aboriginal Australia on January 26th, 1788. To the aboriginals history might go a little like This year, on January 26th 2013, Invasion Day was greeted with rallies and signs reading “Idle No More”. In fact, the American invasions set the stage for what would happen on that great land. (header by Peter Muraay Djerpi Mulchay) On October 12th 1492, Columbus- a British, Spanish funded explorer- washes up on the Canary Islands, thinking he is in India.

A few years later in 1502 the Portuguese (also) begin to colonize India. (Photo by, Mariah Nevin. Like this: Hundreds of Inuit Left Out of Residential Schools Compensation Plan to File Suit. In the mid-twentieth century, many Inuit children were forcibly taken from their families and placed in residential schools run by, or sponsored by, the Government of Canada.

Because there was a great backlash after the residential school incident, most aboriginals were furious that there was no compensation for the atricoties they were forced to face, but when the government decided to exclude the inuits, metis and other survivors who's school were not eligible for the lump sum. You would think that after being " eligible" to attend a residential school they would also be "eligible" to collect the compensation for the many emotional and physical scars that were put upon them. – kanapathypillaikatchelewa
Hundreds of Inuit Left Out of Residential Schools Compensation Plan to File Suit

Inuit Youth Perspectives on Residential Schools. The National Inuit Youth Council meets in Ottawa March, 2009.

In this video we talk to future descendants of survivors who explain that even though they have not experienced the trauma first hand, they are still exposed to it through other family members who have experience those discriminating times. They also tell us that one of the greatest consequences that came with the residential schools is that they have lost a great part of their culture and traditions which leave them with a sense of no identity and I personally think that not being able to identify to something or losing a part of your identity isn't fair. – kanapathypillaikatchelewa

Among other issues and concerns discussed, the NIYC members talk about the history and legacy of Canadian Residential Schools.

Inuit Youth Perspectives on Residential Schools

This video is based on their discussions, as a starting point for Inuit youth to explore issues related to culture and language and healing from the legacy of residential schools. Filmmaker: Inuusivut - Embrace Life Council Filmmaker Contact: More info qajaaq@gmail.com Producer's Name: Inuusivut. Métis. The term Métis refers to a collective of cultures and ethnic identities that resulted from unions between Aboriginal and European people in what is now Canada.

Métis

Métis stems from the Latin verb miscēre, “to mix.” The word initially referred to the children of these relationships, but over generations it came to refer to the distinct cultural identities these communities developed. In recent years, partially due to the Métis rights case R. v. Powley, the word Métis has shifted from referring to a single cultural identity produced by European-Aboriginal intermarriage across different communities, to applying to multiple identities that have arisen from diverse historical instances of Aboriginal-European heritage. Métis Seek Recognition 2012. Canada's Metis seek heritage recognition.

This video talks about a Métis genealogist who helps people find out if they are related to the Métis community and if they have Métis heritage.We find it interesting because in the video the also talk about Louis Riel who is a great hero for th Métis history because he fought a lot for Métis' rights and he really was attached to their culture.Furthermore, they interview the grandniece of Louis Riel and she says that Métis people's heritage is really hard to determine because a lot of people nowadays have a Métis heritage but it's not because you are one 18th Métis that you can necessarily ask for heritage recognition. – kanapathypillaikatchelewa

Aboriginal Peoples in Canada: First Nations People, Métis and Inuit. Highlights Aboriginal people – Diverse groups living across the country New data from the National Household Survey (NHS) show that 1,400,685 people had an Aboriginal identity in 2011, representing 4.3% of the total Canadian population.

This webpage demonstrates how the Aboriginal People live today and also where they live. It also gives a lot of interestings facts like that 1,400,685 people had an Aboriginal identity in 2011, representing 4.3% of all Canadians or that most of the Aboriginal people live in Ontario and the western provinces (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia) and also in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. – kanapathypillaikatchelewa
Aboriginal Peoples in Canada: First Nations People, Métis and Inuit

- Who are the Métis? The Métis are one of three distinct Aboriginal peoples of Canada, recognized under the 1982 Constitution.

This webpage talks deepfully about the Aboriginal people, the laws that surround them and also there is a lot of reports that were made by the government of Alberta and it also talks a little bit about louis riel and gives a various amout of definition like this one : "Métis" means a person who self-identifies as Métis, is distinct from other Aboriginal peoples, is of Historic Métis Nation ancestry, and is accepted by the Métis Nation. – kanapathypillaikatchelewa

Fiercely independent, the Métis were instrumental in the development of western Canada.

- Who are the Métis?

The National definition of Metis as Adopted at the MNC’s 18 AGA in Edmonton Ab September 2002 states: 1.1 "Métis" means a person who self-identifies as.