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Mythbusting: Residential Schools were well-intentioned

June 20, 2024 — 

For National Indigenous History month, we’re looking to dispel some myths that may be held around Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Sean Carleton, associate professor, in the Department of History and Department of Indigenous Studies addresses the critical issue of residential school denialism, a form of misinformation that distorts the facts about the residential school system.

Carleton explains that this denialism is not about denying the existence of residential schools, but rather about twisting the truth to undermine public confidence in efforts toward Truth and Reconciliation.

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