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Today is the last day of May, the day before the beginning of June, which is National Indigenous History Month in Canada. There can be no more chilling reminder of why Canada needs to have a National Indigenous History Month than what transpired in British Columbia this past week, when the remains of at least 215 children were unearthed at the site of a former Residential School.
For those of you who aren’t aware of this shameful history, the Canadian government ran Residential Schools for indigenous children from 1863 to – get this – 1998. At least 150,000 children were forcibly taken from their homes and sent to schools far away from their families, mostly run by church authorities. The stated objective was to “take the Indian out of the child” by removing anything related to their homes and culture, including language, instilling the Church into them, and giving…
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