Canada’s Abhorrent History of Residential Schools for First Nations Children and Canada’s First Prime Minister Sir John Alexander MacDonald

John Alexander MacDonald, the first prime minister of Canada, was a staunch supporter of residential schools as he believed the abhorrent ideology that “educating a savage will only make them a savage who can read, but placing a savage in a school run by white Christians will allow for the Indian to be taken out of the child”. Residential schools existed in Canada for over 100 years because of this belief among politicians and the public...

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