The recent discovery of unmarked graves belonging to indigenous children at church-run schools in Canada is sending shockwaves across North America.
It also brought global attention to this traumatic chapter in the country’s history. And unleashed deep-set emotions in those who managed to survive the system.
Mark Masterton reports from Mission, in British Columbia.
- Karen Joseph is Chief Executive Officer of Reconciliation Canada.
- Chase Iron Eyes is an attorney to the Lakota People’s Law Project.
Researchers in the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan uncovered records for the deaths of 227 children at the Mount Pleasant Indian Industrial Boarding School that closed in 1934. – @NBCNewsNow https://t.co/6RFdrIA6vI
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 16, 2021
The U.S. is about to undertake a national investigation into the American Indian boarding schools where hundreds of thousands of Native children were sent to after being removed from their families starting in the 1800s through the 20th century. https://t.co/10gcQOMpct
— NPR (@NPR) July 11, 2021