Here in Canada, we continue to process the latest evidence of the genocide in this country – both historical and recent, since collectively we shamefully haven’t done enough about the missing and murdered women and girls across the nation over the last few decades. Just last week, the Cowessess First Nation confirmed the discovery of 751 unmarked graves on the site of a former residential school in Saskatchewan just two weeks after the remains of 215 children were discovered in British Columbia.
The New York Times just published an article reporting that there will undoubtedly be more discoveries, as many as 30,000 more and how Canada is reckoning with this past.
For more information on these crimes, please read the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s “They Came For The Children” (opens a PDF) which was released years ago, so it’s not like people didn’t know. Indigenous people have always known.
There is a version that’s appropriate for children, so that the next generation can be much more informed about the real history of Canada:
Join @SpiritBear & read the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action in this free child friendly version. Residential School survivors asked all of us to make sure this work gets done. Top Calls to Action are about Indigenous children today. https://t.co/6xtMN2dhqx pic.twitter.com/vRnadORsb2— Cindy Blackstock (@cblackst) June 26, 2021
And here’s a follow-up tweet about how you can make a difference in the lives of First Nations children:
Once you are done- here are 7 free ways to make a difference for First Nations children to get you started: https://t.co/ZJLd9Doh7b— Cindy Blackstock (@cblackst) June 26, 2021
Yours in gossip,