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Today is Canada Day. Celebrations Cancelled–Here’s Why. It’s A Time to Embrace All and Come Together in Understanding.

Many, if not most of the bigger organized Canada Day celebrations across the country have been cancelled out of respect for the hundreds of families who are now in mourning after the findings of unmarked graves at residential school properties. There's been some confusion as to why, so I want you to stop and think.… Continue reading Today is Canada Day. Celebrations Cancelled–Here’s Why. It’s A Time to Embrace All and Come Together in Understanding.

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Babies and Children Taken at Gun Point. War Criminals? No. A Canadian Government and Catholic Church Legacy as the Remains of 215 Indigenous Children are Discovered.

I want to vomit. That's how I felt (and still do) when I heard that the remains of 215 Indigenous children were found buried under the old residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia. Read one new story here. For decades starting in 1863, babies and children of the First Nations were taken by force and… Continue reading Babies and Children Taken at Gun Point. War Criminals? No. A Canadian Government and Catholic Church Legacy as the Remains of 215 Indigenous Children are Discovered.

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What Should We Do With Controversial Toppled Statues?

In addition, the reason both sides need to be represented is because until very recently, the history of the attempted genocide of the Indigenous people via removal of children from their families to residential schools, along with an eradication of native language and culture, has not been taught in mainstream public schools.