Workers at some of the residential schools are still alive and walking amongst us and they must be prosecuted. Church leaders need to be prosecuted. The Catholic Church needs to pay its reparations. The federal government needs to dismantle the Department of Indian Affairs, and forthwith be banned from Indigenous education and child welfare.
Officials and schoolchildren, pictured outside the Providence Mission Indian Residential School, Fort Providence, N.W.T., circa 1920. A whole line of political and civil service leaders through history didn’t want you to know the truth—truly a Canadian pact of forgetting. Those who continue to spew some propaganda to uphold 'the good intent' of residential schools need to be held accountable, writes Rose LeMay. Photograph courtesy of the Library and Archives Canada
OTTAWA—What does accountability look like in the face of mass graves of Indigenous children?
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