Indian Day Schools in Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg Territory, 1899-1978

dc.contributor.authorPind, Jacksonen
dc.contributor.supervisorChristou, Theodore's University at Kingstonen
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation examines the history of Curve Lake Indian Day School between, 1899-1978 situated in the larger context of Indigenous education in Ontario during the first three quarters of the 20th century. Drawing on a collection of over 10,000 primary sources from the federal government, newspapers, and local archives the dissertation demonstrates how the federal government failed to recognize inherent treaty rights and fulfill its fiduciary duty towards education with Curve Lake First Nation. The federal government–through the administration of the Methodist and United Church–significantly underfunded the schools in comparison to the public system in Ontario and banned the use of Indigenous languages. This racially segregated system provided inadequate and poorly educated teachers, that caused significant issues among community members including abuse, loss of language, and dangerous health conditions. This pattern of mismanagement is still impacting their descendants today, especially with their health and revitalization of the traditional language: Anishinaabemowin. Using the method of “two-eyed seeing” this research was guided and informed by Curve Lake First Nation ensuring that all the historical data examined was easily accessible by the community through its elected Band Council under the leadership of Chief Emily Whetung.en
dc.embargo.termsThe dissertation should be restricted to protect the rights for commercial publication and also to honour the third-party ethics agreement with Curve Lake First Nation, for them to decide when this information will be shared. The maximum of five years, will allow time to further consult the community for publication before its released to the general public. Depending on the decision of Chief and Council, this restriction may be lifted at an earlier date.en
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dc.subjectIndigenous educationen
dc.subjectHistory of Educationen
dc.subjectIndian Day Schoolsen
dc.subjectTwo-eyed Seeingen
dc.subjectCurve Lake First Nationen
dc.subjectAnishinaabe Historyen
dc.subjectIndigenous community-based researchen
dc.titleIndian Day Schools in Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg Territory, 1899-1978en
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