CANADA Canada - Red Deer School 'Runaways', Fort Normandeau, AB, 1893-1919

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    WhyaDuck? Inactive

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    More at:
    http://www.albertalocalnews.com/red...s_souls_put_to_rest_at_ceremony_97586944.html


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    More at:
    http://www2.canada.com/story.html?id=3222604

    Between 1893 and 1919, over 300 First Nation children were taken from their homes from across the West and placed into the gov't-sanctioned church-run residential school at the Red Dear Industrial School across the river from Ft Nomandeau in Alberta. They were forbidden to speak their own language or honour their heritage, and were kept from having contact with their parents.

    Many, if they tried to run, were never seen again. The graves of many have been lost or were never marked at all.

    Please, keep these children and their families in your mind during your research on unidentified remains. These children and their families deserve to have the reconciliation they were forbidden during their lives.
     
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    Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/Native...en+Alberta+school+cemetery/3212904/story.html
     
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    http://www.albertalocalnews.com/red...6344482.html?period=W&mpStartDate=05-16-2010&

    More (including more history about the school) at:
    http://www.reddeerexpress.com/artic...1/never-forgetting-red-deers-special-children
     
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    What a tragic story, and one I have never heard of before. Those poor children, and their families.

    Thanks for posting this information.
     
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    You know it makes me wonder if we (Americans) have stories like this relating to our own history. The "schools" where Native Americans were 'taught', 'converted', 'coerced', or whatever word you want to use, to be or become as much like Whites as possible.

    I had not heard of this 'school' and reading this made me think those schools here.
     
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    Catdaddy314 Professional Amateur

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    This is so tragic!! I wonder how many family’s were impacted because of this and how it changed their lives forever. Sometimes we never know just how blessed we are until we see or learn of how others were treated or the things they had to endure.
     
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    tarabull Life is a puzzle.

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    Canada's shame. Was not just in Red Deer. There were so many more:

    a bit of a primer from: Residential Schools in Canada

    I know someone who is a residential school survivor ... who to this day will not / cannot speak about their experiences.
     
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