Queen Victoria and Elizabeth II statues toppled in Canada amid anger at deaths of Indigenous children

Statues brought down as part of protests at treatment of Indigenous children in notorious residential schools Statues of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II have been toppled in Canada amid growing outrage over the discovery of unmarked graves belonging to Indigenous children. A group gathered at the Manitoba legislature in Winnipeg pulled down the statue of VictoriaContinue reading “Queen Victoria and Elizabeth II statues toppled in Canada amid anger at deaths of Indigenous children”

Hundreds of bodies reported found in unmarked graves at former Saskatchewan residential school

The total number of graves near the former Marieval Indian Residential School is expected to be over three times higher than the 215 discovered recently in Kamloops A Saskatchewan First Nation says it has made the “horrific and shocking discovery” of hundreds of unmarked graves — many believed to be children — near a formerContinue reading “Hundreds of bodies reported found in unmarked graves at former Saskatchewan residential school”

Indigenous Canadians win right to use original names after forced assimilation

Government seeks to atone for historical abuses as new policy comes after discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves Indigenous people in Canada who were forced to use European names on official documents can now apply to restore their original names, in a new policy unveiled as the country’s government seeks to atone for historical abuses. “For farContinue reading “Indigenous Canadians win right to use original names after forced assimilation”

Renewed calls for Catholic Church apology after Canada mass grave find

An Indigenous Canadian group announced plans Saturday to identify the remains of 215 children, some as young as three, found buried at the site of a former residential school, per CBC News. The big picture: The discovery of the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation children’s remains has renewed calls for the Roman Catholic Church to apologize forContinue reading “Renewed calls for Catholic Church apology after Canada mass grave find”

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