Three Times more First Nations Children Removed from Families today than at peak of Residential School System
February 27th, 2012 | Blog, Vancouver, BC, BC, Canada, children, church, colonisation, genocide, government, Kanata, Kevin Arnett, residential schools
It is sad to read this article by Marc and Craig Kielburger, of the Times Colonist. A couple years ago after we moved to Canada I found out about the residential school situation (please watch this documentary for more information), where even into the late 1960’s indigenous children were being removed from their homes and killed in Christian residential schools. In fact, just last year bones were exhumed from Canada’s oldest residential school (Church of England’s Mohawk Institute Indian). The following article demonstrates how these colonial mindsets are deeply embedded in our current institutions. I have to agree with Kevin Arnett that it is time to create a new Republic of Kanata.