However, in earlier drafts it clearly laid out five of them in its seventh article, and these include “any action which has the aim or effect of depriving them of their integrity as distinct peoples, or of their cultural values or ethnic identities” and “any form of assimilation or integration by other cultures or ways of life imposed on them by legislative, administrative or other measures”.
Duncan did acknowledge on Thursday that the residential system might have been lethal to aboriginal cultures if it had continued.
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