The Canadian response to Aboriginal residential schools : lessons for Australia and the United States?

Cassidy, Julie 2010, The Canadian response to Aboriginal residential schools : lessons for Australia and the United States?, E law : Murdoch University electronic journal of law, vol. 16, no. 2(2009), pp. 38-71.

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Title The Canadian response to Aboriginal residential schools : lessons for Australia and the United States?
Author(s) Cassidy, Julie
Journal name E law : Murdoch University electronic journal of law
Volume number 16
Issue number 2(2009)
Start page 38
End page 71
Publisher School of Law, Murdoch University
Place of publication Perth, W.A.
Publication date 2010
ISSN 1321-8247
Summary The common policy of the Australian, Canadian and United States governments of removing aboriginal children from their families and placing them in institutions is now well documented. This article considers the responses to the stolen generations in Australia, Canada and United States. A major focus of the article is the historic compensation package agreed to by the Canadian government. Whilst the Canadian federal government has not been without criticism on this issue, it must be applauded for its efforts to meet a peaceful solution to a tragic past. The political responses in Australia and United States and Canada are simply incomparable. The failure to address the plight of the stolen generations of Australia and the United States evidences a major failing in Indian/Aboriginal policy in these two nations that needs to be addressed. Australia and the United States have much to learn from the reconciliatory policies of the Canadian government.
Language eng
Field of Research 180101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Law
Socio Economic Objective 940102 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Development and Welfare
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2010
Copyright notice ©2010, School of Law, Murdoch University
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30031266

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