How Many More Indigenous Children Are Buried Near Canada's Residential Schools?
On this edition of Your Call, we're discussing the impact of Indian residential schools in Canada. Last month, a mass grave site of 215 Indigenous children was found at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia.
Between 1883 and 1996, an estimated 150,000 Indigenous children in Canada were forced to attend residential schools, mostly operated by churches. They wouldn't allow children to speak their native languages, see their families, or practice their cultural traditions. Indigenous communities are demanding investigations at every former school site. How many more children are buried?
Tanya Talaga, Ojibwe journalist, filmmaker, columnist for The Globe and Mail, CEO of Makwa Creative, a production company focused on Indigenous storytelling, author of All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward and Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death and Hard Truths in a Northern City, and host of the podcast Seven Truths
CBC, Jorge Barrera: Lost children
The Guardian, Cindy Blackstock & Pamela Palmater: The discovery of mass unmarked graves in Canada has Indigenous people asking: how many more?
The Globe and Mail, Tanya Talaga: It’s time to bring our children home from the residential schools
NationalPost, Tristin Hopper: 'I learned how to hate': What it was like to attend Kamloops Indian Residential School