There were fireworks here and images on the tele of all the garbage people left behind on the beaches.
Ya well it gets worse. He’s issued a statement saying he is taking a leave to get.help.
They physically, mentally and sexually abused them. Kept them in cramped quarters with inadequate healthcare so diseases like TB could ravage them. Didn't send the dead bodies back to their parents to bury because of the expense so if they notified them it was to Indian agents that "Elsie" was dead but many many parents never knew what happened to their children. Didn't let parents take their children home and out of the schools. Kids who tried to run away back to their families froze to death.What did the children die from? Horrible as residential schools were, I find it hard to believe that authorites would murder children. Most likely they died of neglect - which itself is a kind of murder.
You are, but you are only one person, it takes all of us.The generational trauma from Residential schools is very real and it’s reach is very misunderstood and discounted by Society.
I just hope I am making a small difference for a better future and keep moving forward.
If you can't read it, or don't want to follow the link, there were 139 residential schools in Canada. Not all of them were bad. A relative (inlaw) was sent to a residential school and her experiences were fine. I'm not saying that they were a good thing. They weren't.
Sure we could. But the bottom line is that no matter what happened or not, residential schools shouldn't have been a thing.Wouldn't it be better to that experiences were better than others be more accurate? Or not so terrible as others? For example, no sexual or physical abuse.
But all children in residential schools were torn from their families and communities.
The reality is that the policy of removing indigenous children from their families didn't really end - we just moved from the residential school system to the child welfare system.Sure we could. But the bottom line is that no matter what happened or not, residential schools shouldn't have been a thing.
The community FB page that I belong to is having a discussion (and I use that term very loosely) about whether the City's Canada Day events should be cancelled, out of respect for the deaths of hundreds of aboriginal children that have been revealed over the past few weeks. I am seriously at some of the ignorant racist comments, and this is a community that didn't even have a residential school.....
It’s convenient for Trudeau if people direct their anger towards the Catholic Church instead of the federal government going into an election. It’s just politicsI see that Justin Trudeau wants the Pope on Canadian soil to apologize to all First Nations for the atrocities committed. I hope he's not holding his breath.
All of the issues that have been front in centre for the past few years do not really favour the Conservatives:I've come to the conclusion that Trudeau is teflon, like Reagan. Nothing sticks to him, even when its warranted.
@pat c I meant that I thought there might be better knowledge of residential schools and their impact in communities where a residential school had been operating. The First Nation in our community is so small that I think a lot of people don't even know it's there. But somehow according to this FB group they take all our tax dollars and are ungrateful for it, want to cancel Canada Day, expect special treatment, etc etc etc
The closest one to me is, I believe, the Mohawk Institute Residential School in Brantford. There are strong calls for an investigation of the grounds and I expect we will see some results fairly soon ... https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-ne...f-former-mohawk-institute-residential-school/There was a residential school just half an hour west of me, Mount Elgin, on the Chippewas of the Thames reserve. It was run for 100 years by the Methodist and then the United Church. It closed in the late 40’s and there is nothing left of the school itself anymore. I’ve only recently heard about it.