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The shuttered Indian Residential School, in Fort Chipewyan. Until 1996, the Canadian government facilitated a national network of residential schools, which were designed to 'kill the Indian within the child.' Generations of children were subjected to physical torture, sexual abuse and mortal neglect at the hands of the Catholic priests and nuns who ran the schools. The scars of this legacy are still very visible within Indigenous communities across Canada.