Student-to-Student Abuse in the Indian Residential Schools in Canada: Setting the Stage for Further Understanding

  title={Student-to-Student Abuse in the Indian Residential Schools in Canada: Setting the Stage for Further Understanding},
  author={Grant Charles and Mike DeGagn{\'e}},
  journal={Child \& Youth Services},
  pages={343 - 359}
The Indian residential school system in Canada was established to assimilate Aboriginal children into mainstream society by removing the “Indian within them.” In the past 20 years survivors of the schools have come forward with stories of physical and sexual abuse perpetrated against them by staff. However, what is significantly less spoken of is the abuse which occurred between students. The Aboriginal Healing Foundation recently held a small gathering of survivors, Elders, advocates, and… Expand
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