Cowessess First Nations’ discovery represents the largest residential school burial site found so far. “We had concentration camps here... They were called Indian residential schools.”
Following the discovery of graves of undocumented Indigenous children, some Catholics say they feel ashamed of the church.
Cowessess First Nation confirmed hundreds of unmarked graves about a month after 215 Indigenous children were found at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in Canada.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative a month after the undocumented remains of Indigenous children were found under a former Canadian residential school.
But police and the town did honour a police dog who died during the same altercation.
There were at least 367 boarding schools in the U.S. that were run similarly and often as brutally as Canada's residential school system.
The couple were given the maximum fine, $1,150 each, for flying into a remote Yukon First Nation to get vaccinated in January. But they didn’t apologize.
“The reality is that this institution and the country has been created off the backs, trauma, and displacement of Indigenous people.”
Too few people in charge of residential schools have faced legal consequences for “crimes against humanity” committed against Indigenous children, experts say.
After the discovery in Kamloops, Indigenous nations in Manitoba and Saskatchewan confirmed more than 100 more children so far, with more expected across Canada.
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