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September 30th marks National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This is a day to honour the Indigenous lives lost to Canada’s Residential School system as well as the Survivors and communities still affected. Meaningful reconciliation cannot take place without a thorough understanding of the truth. Take this quiz to test your knowledge and learn more about the history of Indigenous Canadians.
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Residential Schools operated in all Canadian provinces except Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland.
Approximately how many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit children were placed in residential schools?
In what year was the Indian Act amended to make residential schools mandatory for all children with Indian status under the age of 16?
In what year did the last residential school close?
The goal of residential schools was to assimilate Indigenous children and force them to adapt to Euro-Canadian customs.
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