Canada

Indigenous Schools Inflicted Long-Lasting Trauma on Survivors

Richard Monette’s mother attended an Indigenous school in Canada and had to adhere to a strict regimen like washing dishes and scraping wax off the floors. The schools, many of which banned Indigenous languages and culture, made headlines recently when mass graves were found – holding the bodies of students who did not survive the strict system. But Monette says even survivors bore the effects of the system.