B.C. First Nation says more than 160 unmarked graves found

Penelakut Tribe notifies neighbouring communities about discovery The Penelakut Tribe in B.C.’s Southern Gulf Islands says it has found more than 160 “undocumented and unmarked” graves in the area, which was also once home to the Kuper Island Residential School. The tribe informed neighbouring First Nations communities of the discovery in a newsletter posted online on Monday morning.Continue reading “B.C. First Nation says more than 160 unmarked graves found”

Former Catholic church in rural Sask. destroyed in fire

A former Polish Roman Catholic church in rural Saskatchewan was destroyed by fire Thursday. The church was located near Redberry Lake, which is about 80 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon. Lynn Swystun, who lives about a mile and a half west of the church, says she noticed smoke from her yard around 12:15 p.m. then drove toContinue reading “Former Catholic church in rural Sask. destroyed in fire”

More churches burn down on Canada indigenous land

Two more Catholic churches burned down in indigenous communities in western Canada early on Saturday. The fires at St Ann’s Church and the Chopaka Church began within in an hour of each other in British Columbia. Officers said both buildings were completely destroyed, and that they are treating the fires as “suspicious”. Last Monday two otherContinue reading “More churches burn down on Canada indigenous land”

Mass Graves Found in Myanmar Amid Alarm Over Human Rights Abuses

The United Nations expressed concern over human rights abuses Thursday after a mass grave was discovered in Myanmar. Twenty-five civilians were executed by the Karen National Defense Organization (KNDO), and government security forces burned down a village, according to reports. The KNDO is a political organization of the Karen ethnic minority that has sought more autonomy fromContinue reading “Mass Graves Found in Myanmar Amid Alarm Over Human Rights Abuses”

Canada: Remains of 215 children found at former residential school in Kamloops

The remains of 215 children have been found buried on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops. Chief Rosanne Casimir of the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation says in a news release that the remains were confirmed last weekend with the help of a ground-penetrating radar specialist. Casimir calls the discovery an “unthinkableContinue reading “Canada: Remains of 215 children found at former residential school in Kamloops”

Pictures from outer space reveal the extent of illegal gold mining in Peru

In the Madre de Dios region of Peru, a human-made wasteland brushes up against the border of the Amazonian rainforest. Over the past decade, small-scale illegal gold miners have transformed the landscape from tree-covered marshlands to a desert pockmarked with polluted ponds, leaking mercury into the local food web. Multiple government crackdowns have tried toContinue reading “Pictures from outer space reveal the extent of illegal gold mining in Peru”

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