Aboriginal Schools Legal Analysis

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Legal Analysis of Aboriginal Schools

In Canada, We are a democratic country that can’t have laws that go against the constitution. What the government did to the Aboriginals was an illegal act according to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In our constitution act, it tells us that we should all be treated equally without discrimination based on race, national, or ethic orgin, colour, religion, sex age or mental or physical disability. This is an important issue because everyone needs to be treated fairly and everyone should have the right to associate with the people they like as said in our Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms under the section of “Equality Rights” and “Fundamental Freedoms”.

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms under the section of “Fundamental Freedoms” once again states that we have the right to follow any religion we want. The Government of Canada had broken this law because they sent the aboriginal kids to residential schools and try to Christianize the kids. The kids were told they couldn’t speak their own language, only English was to be spoken. When the parents would visit their kids, they would not speak their language because they would be punished. If the rule was broken the kids would get their head shaved and get lashed.

Even though the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was not present at that time, the BNA act was in effect. The BNA act was established in 1867 by the British. The UN convention was also in