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audio: Residential Schools
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By 2015 Edmonton will be home to more aboriginal people than any other city in Canada. It's a growing population with about half under the age of 25. So education is going to be critical for the next generation. CBC Producer Gareth Hampshire brings us this look at education today and the legacy of the past. He's talking to Mark Scholz of Edmonton AM.

audio: Beyond the hurt
Beyond the hurt
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An Edmonton man and his family overcome the pain of residential school by going back to school. Matt Foster-Boucher is one of the 150,000 Canadian children who attended church-run residential schools. Many, like Matt, were abused and stripped of their Aboriginal language, culture and identity. But the Foster-Bouchers are embracing their heritage and looking to a bright future through monthly gatherings called "Wichitowin nights."

soundslide: More than a Rattle

Edmontonians heal from the wounds of residential school by learning their culture in a hands-on way. Respected local elder, Wif Trohan, teaches participants in the Mother Bear program how to make rattles. He shows them how the rattle is more than just a musical instrument, it's a sacred and powerful tool in ceremony.

audio: Taking control
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Blue Quills is Canada's first aboriginal run college. Just outside of St Paul it was a residential school. But that changed in 1969 when there was a sit in protest at the school. Ottawa eventually backed down and handed control over to aboriginal people. Since then Blue Quills has built a reputation on bringing post secondary education to native people.