Colonial Schools maybe, colonial monuments no

Some of Canada’s Indigenous people have decided to keep their Residential Schools despite the fact that they hold so many painful memories. One of those is the largest Residential School in Canada on the Kamloops Indian Reserve. Former Kamloops chief Manny Jules said there have been many debates over the years about the future ofContinue reading “Colonial Schools maybe, colonial monuments no”

Trudeau says Canadians ‘horrified and ashamed’ of forced assimilation

An estimated 751 unmarked graves were recently discovered on the grounds of the former Marieval Indian residential school in Saskatchewan which operated from 1899 to 1997. Last month, 215 remains were reported at a similar school in British Columbia Source The Guardian 25/06/21:

Good memorials, bad memorials of residential schools

First Nations show the way to reconciliation. Protestors with other agendas should pay heed. Tk’emlúps residential school. Image: APTN News In a transformative move, Indigenous Canadians have designated the residential schools that robbed them of their language, art and culture into historic sites. Not just the school buildings themselves but the whole residential school systemContinue reading “Good memorials, bad memorials of residential schools”

Canadian Indian residential school system – Wikipedia

In Canada, the Indian residential school system was a network of boarding schools for Indigenous peoples. The network was funded by the Canadian government’s Department of Indian Affairs and administered by Christian churches. The school system was created for the purpose of removing Indigenous children from the influence of their own culture and assimilating themContinue reading “Canadian Indian residential school system – Wikipedia”