CMRB Event: On The Making of a National Tragedy: The Transformation of the Meaning of the Indian Residential Schools in Canada

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The University of East London’s CMRB (Centre for research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging) is pleased to announce the following seminar:

On The Making of a National Tragedy: The Transformation of the Meaning of the Indian Residential Schools in Canada

This seminar will take place in EB 1.04, Docklands Campus, UEL, E16 2RD

http://www.uel.ac.uk/about/campuses/docklands/

Monday 27th October 2014, 4–6pm

The event is free but space is limited so please reserve a place at

http://onthemakingofanationaltragedy.eventbrite.co.uk

Abstract: The Indian residential school system has become the pre-eminent symbol of the historic maltreatment of Aboriginal peoples of Canada, triggering, among other measures, numerous official apologies from political and religious leaders, the largest compensation payment in Canadian history, and the creation of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission. However, the current representation of the school system as a terrible tragedy is in sharp contrast from the way in which it was formerly represented by its…

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