This paper aims at investigating how the residential schools in Canada influenced the
surviving Aboriginals’ sense of identity. It explores the attempts the schools made in order to
remove the Aboriginal people’s cultural identity, and furthermore the consequences of being
in such an oppressive position both during their time at the schools and later in their adult life.
The paper aims to expose the identity problems the Aboriginal community faces due to the
residential schools. The investigation of said problem area will be done through a theoretical
analysis based on three individual interviews with former students of the schools that
showcase the identity struggles regarding the Aboriginal collective identity. The paper comes
to show that the Aboriginal people have suffered through many forms of oppression that are
still felt nowadays and have severely affected their sense of identity.
|Uddannelser||Kultur- og Sprogmødestudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor|
|Udgivelsesdato||16 dec. 2018|