Milloy, A National Crime: The Canadian Government and the Residential School System, 1879 to 1986 (1999) and Milloy, “Residential Schools”, Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples vol.
Children as young as 3 were separated from their families and became wards of the state.
In the 1940s, the children were also, as more and more evidence is revealing, the unwitting subjects of bizarre, cruel and unethical experimentation.
A recently uncovered experiment reveals the depths of the access given to so-called researchers seeking to find evidence that aboriginal children, by dint of their race, had extrasensory perception, also known as ESP, or a sixth sense.
Fifty children at the Indian Residential School in Brandon, Manitoba, became the subjects of a series of tests that sought to establish a new measure for identifying ESP and also to find evidence of supernatural abilities of primitive people.
As was typical for the time, there was no parental consent.
Canadian Residential School System Education Essay
91 (May 2013); Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, They Came for the Children: Canada, Aboriginal Peoples, and the Residential Schools (2012).