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Genocide and ‘Education’: A Story of the Attempts to Forcibly Assimilate Indigenous Peoples through Residential ‘Schools’

Date: Monday 4th December 2023

Time: 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Venue: Online via Zoom

In settler states around the world, systems of residential ‘schools’ in which indigenous children were compulsorily enrolled was operational by the late nineteenth century and continued to be so for at least a further century. In Canada, for example, 150,000 aboriginal children were enrolled in these types of ‘schools’ and according to some recent estimations, one out of every fifteen of them died there.

In 2018 and 2019, Dr Minton brought together a network of indigenous and ally scholars in the production of a book entitled, ‘Residential Schools and Indigenous Peoples: From Genocide via Education to the Possibilities for truth, Restitution, Reconciliation and Reclamation’. In this seminar, he will talk about this book, about what they found out, and about what all of this can mean.

Dr Stephen Minton

Dr Stephen Minton is a critical psychologist based at the School of Psychology, University of Plymouth and the School of Education, and the University of South-Eastern Norway. His research and practice interests include processes of exclusion and marginalisation addressing abuse, aggression, bullying, prejudice and violence in educational, community and institutional settings.

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This seminar will be hosted on Zoom, starting at 4pm.

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