The Destiny of Inuit Children

A2 ? B1 ? B2 ? (Remarks on the organization of the doc) C1 ? }
Doc radio ? Male speaker

Eskimo

7 children

1960’s

English-speaking

government

now

adults

interview inserted here conducted by a female journalist / male speaker answers on the telephone

9 kids

4

3

harm done

MUMU syndrome

skills

speak English-speaking

Write

make an igloo

Hunt

Eskimo experiment

Inuit

Removed from families

Southern Provinces

“adopted” by white families

cultural assimilation

transplanted

(moral / psychological) damage

recognition (compensation ?)

precisions by male speaker : 9 – 2 † = 72 instances

two “claims”

Inuits “represented” : male speaker a lawyer

Most Useless, Most Useful

7 children altered by the experiment

7 children received a standard education

7 children cut from their roots and elementary traditional know-how

A soft American accent ? A national media ?

Canada (a Canadian document ?)

Inuits live in the North, the whites in the South

1960’s not a multicultural period

now Canada is multicultural, these “experiments are considered brutal, inhumane

a collective claim

Homesickness manifests itself in anecdotic or profound ways

7 children show signs of cultural assimilation... even of acculturation

7 children have a cultural deficit that limits their capacity to interact with people from their original culture, they have been transformed irreversibly, against their will

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