Redress for linguicide: Residential schools and assimilation in Canada / Réparations pour linguicide: Les pensionnats et l'assimilation au Canada

  title={Redress for linguicide: Residential schools and assimilation in Canada / R{\'e}parations pour linguicide: Les pensionnats et l'assimilation au Canada},
  author={Lorena Sekwan Fontaine},
  journal={British Journal of Canadian Studies},
  pages={183 - 204}
Since the late 1800s, Canada's educational system has played a significant role in the destruction of Indigenous languages. The most notable examples are found in residential school policy. The erosion of Indigenous languages continues to occur in the provincial school system today. In spite of the detrimental role educational policy and institutions have had on Indigenous cultures, they now have a critical role to play in the revitalization of Indigenous languages since few Indigenous children… 
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