Now, the article is fine, and I don't have too much problem with it aside from the characterization of genocide. I would definatly agree with the reason for the schools was to destroy native culture and integrate Natives into the rest of Canada, but genocide imply's killing.
The main reason for this post though is the reactive post on face book from a young man who personally would never have seen the inside of a residential school and who seems to have been taught only one side of history. His attitude is one that will NOT be conducive to peaceful resolutions of squat between Natives and non.
Here is his response:
Wow we needed a western professor to tell us what we already knew. Come on APTN, catch up with the ppl... We all knew its an act of genocide, the whole occuption of turtle island is an act of war.