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India's factory schools cut students off from family, religion and language

'It goes without saying that none of us find any redeeming grace at all in those residential schools'


A moment of prayer at the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences in Bhubaneswar, Odisha India. Image from the school's Facebook page.

By Vincent Schilling, Akwesasne Mohawk. Reprinted with permission from Indian Country Today.

This is a familiar history: Students in cramped living quarters, cut off from their families and forced to learn another religion and language.

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