Imperial Abduction: The Globalization of Residential Schooling

The following is an extract from my chapter, “Imperial Abduction Lore and Humanitarian Seduction,” which serves as the introduction to Good Intentions: Norms and Practices of Imperial Humanitarianism (Montreal: Alert Press, 2014), pp. 1-34: In Canada, there have been official government apologies for the abuses committed during the residential schooling era (which lasted until 1996), […]

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Canada’s Apology to Aboriginals (3.1)

Left, Prime Minister Harper in the House of Commons delivering the apology, and in front of him, seated, are Patrick Brazeau (Congress of Aboriginal Peoples), Mary Simon (Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami), and Phil Fontaine (Assembly of First Nations). Today (June 11, 2008) saw many packed venues around Canada (not in quotes this time, the point has […]

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