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Canada mourns as remains of 215 children found at indigenous school

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    jcdl
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    The genocide tag is appropriate here. The BBC's title is a little off: it was not an "indigenous school." It was a residential school: a government run concentration camp for indigenous children....

    The genocide tag is appropriate here. The BBC's title is a little off: it was not an "indigenous school." It was a residential school: a government run concentration camp for indigenous children. As a Canadian, it's hard to reconcile my rosy view of Canada with the uncomfortably close (and ongoing) history of indigenous oppression. I am by no means old; I was alive when the last residential school closed in 1996.

    A mass grave for children. At a "school".

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    1. dubteedub
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      I can only imagine how many other mass graves there are like this. Canada is far from the only country that ran residential schools. They were plentiful in the United States, Australia, and many...

      I can only imagine how many other mass graves there are like this. Canada is far from the only country that ran residential schools. They were plentiful in the United States, Australia, and many other countries. Not only were the stated purposes of these schools efforts to initiate a cultural genocide in wiping out the language/history/traditions of indigenous peoples, in this case and likely many others, they were clearly engaging in acts of mass murder as well.

      Many countries still need to have reckoning in regards to the treatment of indigenous peoples.

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