I am profoundly moved and horrified by the discovery of the unmarked remains of 215 Indigenous children in a former residential school. As a family, we are taking several steps to express our condolences and solidarity with the Indigenous community. Last week, we created this small tribute. It stands at the entrance to our home – a sad tribute to 215 children who never came home.
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Thank you, Cynthia. The discovery of the remains of the 215 children is a heartbreaking reminder of the findings of the TRC.
There should be a criminal investigation as the UN now demands. I highly recommend Tamara Starblanket’s book, Suffer the Little Children, about the idoctrination camps known as “residential schools”. it will shock you. She is a young Cree lawyer. I can send a book revoew I did of it if anyone is interested or the link. Chris
Chris, I’m interested in both the link and the review. My book club wants to read a relevant book about this. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Christopher Black, thanks for the recommendation. I found the book online. I’ll ask the Cobourg Library if they will consider ordering it; if not, I’ll order it through our bookstore.
A sad and lovely memorial, Cynthia. I too have been horrified by the revelation — when I first heard it on the news, it made me cry. As does hearing survivors or family members of lost children interviewed. Now I’m looking for ways to be a better ally, besides just writing to politicians. I found this online: https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/how-to-support-survivors-of-residential-schools-1.5453277
A fitting tribute. Thank you for posting.