Report Calls Forced Schooling of Native Canadian Children ‘Cultural Genocide’ – Wall Street Journal

OTTAWA—Canada’s practice of forcibly removing native children from their homes and educating them at government-funded boarding schools was akin to “cultural genocide,” a six-year inquiry concluded Tuesday.

For over a century until the 1990s, roughly 150,000 aboriginal children in Canada were sent away to Christian schools, where native languages and religion were forbidden in a bid to force the children to assimilate. Many went…