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    scroll Mediator named to residential schools talks In 1998, then Indian Affairs Minister Jane Stewart apologized for rampant abuse in the once-national school
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 1, 2005
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      Mediator named to residential schools talks "In 1998, then Indian Affairs
      Minister Jane Stewart apologized for rampant abuse in the once-national school
      system. Since then, aproximately 13,600 plaintiffs have joined lawsuits against
      Ottawa and the Roman Catholic, Anglican, United and Presbyterian churches that
      ran it. So far, more than 2,300 of those claims -- totalling in excess of $85
      million -- have been resolved in the courts and Ottawa's ADR process. The
      residential school system pre-dated Confederation as an attempt to "Christianize"
      native populations. In 1874, four years after its inception, Ottawa entered a
      partnership with churches in running the assimilation program."

      Becker-Blease, K.A., & Freyd, J.J. (2005) Beyond PTSD: An evolving
      relationship between trauma theory and family violence research. Journal of
      Interpersonal Violence, 20, 403-411. "During the past 20 years, we have learned how
      similarly harmful are experiences of terror, violence, and abuse, whether they
      occur on the combat field or at home. The field of family violence has gained much
      from the field of traumatic stress, and collaborations between these two
      previously separate fields have yielded important new answers, as well as new
      research questions. The field of traumatic stress is poised to integrate, more
      fully than in the past, a variety of aspects of trauma such as social betrayal,
      as well as outcomes of trauma such as depression, criminality, and
      physiological harm that go beyond posttraumatic stress."

      What Really Happened At Gitmo?
      (Page 1 of 3) May 31, 2005 (AP) One Guantanamo prisoner told a military panel
      that American troops beat him so badly he wets his pants now. Another
      detainee claimed U.S. troops stripped prisoners in Afghanistan and intimidated them
      with dogs so they would admit to militant activity. Tales of alleged abuse and
      forced confessions are among some 1,000 pages of tribunal transcripts the
      U.S. government released to The Associated Press under a Freedom of Information
      Act lawsuit - the second batch of documents the AP has received in ten days.
      The testimonies offer a glimpse into the secretive world of Guantanamo Bay,
      Cuba, where about 520 men from 40 countries remain held, accused of having links
      to Afghanistan's ousted Taliban regime or Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network.
      Many have been held for three years.

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