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Kuper Island Film

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Health Sciences 1002A/B
Jessica Polzer

HS 1002aClass 14Tuesday Oct 23 Questions on FilmKuper Island Return to the Healing Circle The film Kuper Island Return to the Healing Circleexplores the intergenerational impact of residential schools IGIRS on Aboriginal Peoples of Canada Specifically it illustrates the destructive effects that the Kuper Island Residential School had on the hundreds of Aboriginal children who were forced there by government officials for almost a century In this film twenty years after the school was closed survivors of Kuper Island embark on a spiritual journey to Vancouver Islands Tsartlip Reserve to begin healing the deep psychological wounds inflicted by their residential school experiences Through this journey the film reveals a number of connections between the multiple burdens of colonization the IGIRS and the health mental physical and spiritual of Aboriginal individuals families and communities As you watch the film try to identify some of these connections so that you can understand in greater depth the intergenerational effects of residential schools and the effects of colonization on the health of Aboriginal Peoples more generally Specifically consider how residential schools affected
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