Suicide In Residential Schools

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Escaping Residential Schools; Racism, Alcoholism, Rates of suicide How would you feel growing up around alcoholic parents that became that way because of residential schools? How would it make you feel knowing that your parents were beaten in every which way by the canadian government? These survivors children suffer from alcoholism, racism and high rates of suicide. There are long lasting effects on not only these residential school survivors but their next generations. Canada’s Aboriginal people have to deal with racism in their everyday lives and activities. Even today, residential school survivors see high rates of racism in their communities. These people are called “indians” and “redskins” some are even called “niggers” directly
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