Please Answer all Questions
1. What is “mental colonization”? Why is it so important, and so damaging to everyone involved?
2. Why did Canada’s government target the potlatch and other “religious” practices? What do you think would be the lasting legacy of these laws against Indigenous customs?
3. Why did Canada choose schools as the heart of its colonization strategy? How did residential schools work to advance Canada’s colonial goals?
4. How do residential schools impact Canada today? Is understanding this history important for understanding contemporary relations between Indigenous people and Canada? Why or why not?
You can answer them in at least 2 lines per answer.