“No Justice for Canada’s first Peoples” was written by Thomas King who is an American -Canadian writer. He has posted many articles in newspaper and magazines about many policies and programs of both the United States and Canadian governments. Also he is worried about native prospects and rights in North America. In this article, he put more emphasis on the residential schools which are the religious schools supported by government in order to assimilate aboriginal children into Euro-Canadian culture and these kinds of residential schools were not closed until 1996. Therefore, this article was mainly talking about the negative effects which the residential schools brought on children’s life. They were treated in an awful condition including physical, mental and sexual abuse. The aim of residential school system is trying to assimilate the Indian children and killing them in child. These children were isolated from their own languages, cultures and traditions.
In this article, King was trying to persuade readers. So he stated that the government made a wrong decision about this educational system at that time. Moreover, he stressed his point of views by using many experts’ ideas to prove his points. For example, He used Dr. Peter Bryce, Lewis Meriam and the Hawthorn’s reports to confirm that the residential school is a crime, a national crime. It not only destroy children’ live, but also ruin their cultures and families. And this idea was stated in 1907. It was a really early history. However, even some of the professors addressed that residential schools were not benefit to children, the government still tried to promote this academic system among Indian children.
At the end of the passage, he raised a question that what the benefit is of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In my opinion, this question seems like Thomas was trying to magnify the TRC. The answer is TRC let more and more people know the...