By Eric Taylor Woods

This ebook specializes in the routine fight over the that means of the Anglican Church’s position within the Indian residential schools--a long-running tuition procedure designed to assimilate Indigenous young ones into Euro-Canadian tradition, within which sexual, mental, and actual abuse have been universal. From the tip of the 19th century until eventually the outset of twenty-first century, the that means of the Indian residential colleges underwent a chronic transformation. as soon as a logo of the Church’s sacred venture to Christianize and civilize Indigenous teenagers, they're now linked to colonialism and anguish. In bringing this modification to mild, the e-book addresses why the Church was once so quickly to get involved within the Indian residential colleges and why acknowledgment in their deleterious influence used to be so protracted. In doing so, the publication provides to our realizing of the sociological technique in which perpetrators come to acknowledge themselves as such.

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Betwixt and between: The liminal period in rites of passage.  C.  3–19). London: Open Court Publishing. Usher, J. (1971). Apostles and aborigines: The social theory of the Church Missionary Society. Histoire Sociale-Social History, 7, 28–52. van der Goes Ladd, G. (1991). Father Cockran and his children: Poisonous pedagogy on the banks of the Red River.  61–71). Regina: Canadian Plains Research Center, University of Regina. CHAPTER 2 The Meaning of Anglican Mission and the Creation of the Indian Residential Schools INTRODUCTION In order to uncover the contested process by which representatives of the Anglican Church of Canada acknowledged the deleterious impact of the Indian residential schools, we must first reconstruct the meanings that informed the decision to become involved in their operation.

Despite its newfound privilege in BNA, Anglicanism was never the religion of the majority. The more charismatic forms of Protestantism, such as Methodism, continued to enjoy the success among the settlers that they had seen in pre-revolutionary America, Catholicism remained the religion of the vast majority of the French Canadians, and mass migration from Scotland and Ireland led to a sharp increase in the numbers of Presbyterians.  It may also be due to the fact that, as high churchmen, the Anglican elites of BNA were less disposed to the kinds of itinerant preaching that was proving to be so successful for the Methodists.

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