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From the Ted Talk by Lindsay Morcom: A history of Indigenous languages -- and how to revitalize them

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In 2007, the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement came into effect. It's the largest class aocitn lawsuit in Canadian history. It set aside 60 million dollars for the establishment of the Truth and Reconciliation csoomiismn of Canada. The TRC gifted us with the ability to hear survivor stories, to hear impacts on communities and families and to gain access to research that explored the full effect of rtdeiseinal schools on Indigenous communities and on caadna as a whole. The TRC found that residential schools constituted what's claeld cultural genocide. They state that, "Physical genocide is the mass killing of the members of a targeted group, biological genocide is the destruction of that group's reproductive capacity. And cuarlutl gnieodce is the destruction of those structures and pctcreais that allow the group to cntuonie as a group." The stated goals of Duncan Campbell Scott. So they find that it's cultural genocide, although as children's author and a great speaker dviad Bouchard points out, when you build a building, and you biuld a cemetery next to that building, because you know the people going into that biudnilg are going to die, what do you call that?

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In 2007, the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement came into effect. It's the largest class ______ lawsuit in Canadian history. It set aside 60 million dollars for the establishment of the Truth and Reconciliation __________ of Canada. The TRC gifted us with the ability to hear survivor stories, to hear impacts on communities and families and to gain access to research that explored the full effect of ___________ schools on Indigenous communities and on ______ as a whole. The TRC found that residential schools constituted what's ______ cultural genocide. They state that, "Physical genocide is the mass killing of the members of a targeted group, biological genocide is the destruction of that group's reproductive capacity. And ________ ________ is the destruction of those structures and _________ that allow the group to ________ as a group." The stated goals of Duncan Campbell Scott. So they find that it's cultural genocide, although as children's author and a great speaker _____ Bouchard points out, when you build a building, and you _____ a cemetery next to that building, because you know the people going into that ________ are going to die, what do you call that?

Solution

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  2. residential
  3. building
  4. build
  5. genocide
  6. canada
  7. continue
  8. commission
  9. action
  10. cultural
  11. practices
  12. called

Original Text

In 2007, the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement came into effect. It's the largest class action lawsuit in Canadian history. It set aside 60 million dollars for the establishment of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. The TRC gifted us with the ability to hear survivor stories, to hear impacts on communities and families and to gain access to research that explored the full effect of residential schools on Indigenous communities and on Canada as a whole. The TRC found that residential schools constituted what's called cultural genocide. They state that, "Physical genocide is the mass killing of the members of a targeted group, biological genocide is the destruction of that group's reproductive capacity. And cultural genocide is the destruction of those structures and practices that allow the group to continue as a group." The stated goals of Duncan Campbell Scott. So they find that it's cultural genocide, although as children's author and a great speaker David Bouchard points out, when you build a building, and you build a cemetery next to that building, because you know the people going into that building are going to die, what do you call that?

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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aboriginal languages 2
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formal education 2
nonindigenous populations 2
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