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Jun 04, 2021
The history of residential schools could have taken a turn for the better if Pierre Elliot Trudeau did the right thing and closed them
News of the remains of 215 children found at a former residential school on the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Nation opened old wounds in Indigenous communities across the country. We held vigils, shared our stories and we are mourning the loss of these children.
For most in the non-Indigenous community, having their three-year-old child or grandchild forcibly removed from their home has not been a regular part of life. The Kamloops discovery brought up many questions about the purpose of these schools. It also prompted a different conversation about how little is taught in our current school system and the importance of knowing our history through an Indigenous lens.
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