This essay declares that the list of negative consequences of residential schooling includes a loss of native language, destruction of culture, different types of chronic addictions, cases of broken families, feeling of cultural shame, interpersonal violence, inter-generational sexual abuse, and so on and so forth.
This paper makes a conclusion that tthe government of Canada decided to establish the AHF or the Aboriginal Healing Foundation. It happened in March 1998, and the AHF's major concern was to address the legacy of abuse experience by Aboriginals in residential schools. However, it is not the only goal of the foundation. Other ones include promotion of healing between Canadians and residential school survivors by truth telling and acknowledgment of the mistakes made by Canadians in the past. In other words, this foundation and all of its programs are essential for Canada in terms of apologizing for the black parts of its history, and for residence school survivors in terms of having a chance to overcome the burden of the past. It has been identified that survivors of residential schooling should never be treated in isolation. Thus, practitioners taking part in the healing process encourage family, neighbours, friends, and the community at large to take part in the healing process. It is believed that a so-called collective healing is likely to enhance a strengthening of Anishinabe ethnocultural identity. This approach based on a combination of traditional and non-traditional healing practices is believed to be the most effective in terms of the problem. ...Show more