Cameron H.

Oshawa, Ontario

Durham Regional Fair

Residential Schools

This video displays what this era was, and the events that occurred during this period of time. It mentions the healing process and how my generation can help mend our relations with these Aboriginal peoples.





What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

I think the most interesting thing I have learned is the amount of torture these Natives went through. The rituals the schools preformed on the students have ruined some Native families. I think I have learned most importantly that these peoples need to be heard. This era should NOT be silenced.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

I have learned that yes we cannot change history, however we can create a humanitarian future. All Aboriginals deserve to tell their stories to raise awareness so we do not repeat the past. I highly recommend people learn about residential schools, or more specifically natives stories to truly give Canadian citizens an insight on this event.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

The fact is I can't compare my life to these peoples, I have never been tortured or assimilated. I am treated with high respect by the staff at school, and in the community, unlike this event. I believe this should be taught in schools so that my generation can learn about how this effected the aboriginal culture.