Talk:Residential school

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It's a start. I'll get back to it later today or tomorrow. Space Turbo (talk) 17:25, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

I don't know if it was the same as the Canadian thing, but there was a similar phenomenon in the US Central Plains (North Dakota through Oklahoma) which also included some questionable adoptions. In case it fits ... or I learn enough about it to contribute it myself. MarmotHead (talk) 18:50, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
From a song by Eric Taylor of Houston, Texas:
His name was Joseph Cross and he was raised by the mission
Just one of a hundred Indian boys who wouldn't tie his shoes.
Fiction, but seems to fit here. I first heard it in the singing of June Tabor. Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 19:14, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
Wikipedia has an article on wp:American Indian boarding schools, which looks like much the same thing. Compro01 (talk) 19:23, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
They are similar, but Canada's are unique largely owing to the fact that our aboriginal population is larger and because it's the thing that keeps coming up regarding first nations relations. Both of these are because the Canadian government settled their west slower and so didn't engage in genocide against them. Otherwise, I fleshed out the article a bit more. Space Turbo (talk) 22:56, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

"kill the Indian, save the child."[edit]

Is that an actual quote from somewhere? Father Vivian O'Blivion talkModerator 23:11, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

There's an article by that title "Kill the Indian, save the child: Cultural genocide and the boarding school" by one Debra Barker of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, though I believe it's about the similar schools set up in the USA rather than the Canadian schools. Compro01 (talk) 15:20, 25 July 2014 (UTC)