The United Kingdom is facing growing calls to re-examine the troubling legacy of its colonial history in Canada after the discovery of more than 1,000 unmarked graves at former residential schools for Indigenous children.
A First Nations community in western Canada has discovered the remains of nearly 200 people on the grounds of a former residential school, adding to the growing tally of unmarked graves across the country. The Lower Kootenay Band said on Wednesday that ground-penetrating radar had revealed 182 human remains at St Eugene’s Mission residential school, near the city of Cranbrook, British Columbia.
Instead of raising a red and white flag on Canada Day, thousands of people marched through downtown London in honour of residential school victims and survivors. Calvi Leon * Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Instead of raising a red-and-white flag on Canada Day, thousands marched through downtown London in honour of residential-school victims and survivors.
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Cindy Blackstock was searching for allies in the history books. She was hoping to find someone who spoke out about residential schools, about the high death rate of students, the maltreatment of Indigenous children, and the inequalities. While reading A National Crime by historian John Milloy, Blackstock came across the work of Dr. Peter Henderson Bryce.
St. Ann’s Church in Hedley and the Lower Similkameen Indian Band church were destroyed by fire at about 4 a.m. Saturday. Two more Catholic churches on Indigenous land in B.C.’s Interior burned to the ground early Saturday morning.
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Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced Tuesday that she is launching the Federal Indian Boarding School Truth Initiative, a first-of-its-kind comprehensive review of the “devastating history” of the U.S. government’s policy of forcing Native American children into boarding schools for assimilation into white culture.
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A First Nation in Canada’s Saskatchewan province is treating a now-defunct residential school as a “crime scene” following the discovery of 751 unmarked graves just weeks after a similar discovery in British Columbia prompted a fresh reckoning over the country’s colonial past.
TK’EMLUPS – With plenty of orange and purple shirts, drumming and songs, it was hard to miss the large group walking across the Red Bridge Friday morning (June 11) to begin ‘Walking Our Spirits Home.’ Hundreds of people began the first day of the three-day trek from Pioneer Park Friday, going over the Red Bridge to the Tk’emlúps Arbour, before continuing along Shuswap Road.
Two Catholic churches on First Nations reserves in western Canada have been destroyed by overnight fires that investigators are treating as suspicious. Early Monday morning, fires consumed both the Sacred Heart church, on territory of the Penticton Indian Band and the St Gregory’s church, on the territory of the Osoyoos Indian Band.
Unmarked graves containing the remains of 215 Indigenous children have been discovered on the grounds of a former residential school in the interior of southern British Columbia. The grim discovery at the former school near the town of Kamloops was announced late on Thursday by the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc people after the site was examined by a team using ground-penetrating radar.