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Inuit Education: Three strikes, school's out

While Inuit parents were being moved from igloos to houses in the 1950s, their children were being assimilated into the Canadian education system. In the worst cases, children were taken from their families, harshly disciplined and stripped of their culture. Only over the past 25 years have the Inuit been permitted a voice to speak out about how their children are educated. After so many years of feeling marginalized by formal education, the Inuit today are a people trying to correct the damage.

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 An experiment in urban education for Inuit young people fails due to homesickness, lack of adequate living space and disciplinary issues.

Medium: Radio
Program: Our Native Land
Broadcast Date: March 10, 1979
Guest(s): Jan Morgan
Host: Bernelda Wheeler
Interviewer: Les McLaughlin
Duration: 3:55

Last updated: January 9, 2013

Page consulted on November 7, 2014

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