A month after the remains of 215 children were found in a mass grave site on the grounds of a former Residential School in British Columbia, it has been announced that the remains of 751 children were found in a mass-grave site on the grounds of a former Residential School in Saskatchewan.
That’s 966 children who died at the hands of the Canadian Government and the Catholic Church, that the Catholic Church essentially just… threw in a hole and the Canadian Government never bothered to ask about for over a century.
This country was founded by a belief that white people reign superior to every other race on earth. Some racist, white assholes from Europe decided that Indigenous people could be made ‘More White’ if they forcefully removed them from their homes, sent them to Residential Schools and indoctrinated into Catholicism. Indigenous Children weren’t allowed to see their families, speak their language or practice their culture. They were beaten, tortured and murdered, and for over a century, no one stopped it.
Canada needs to stop making excuses.
This happened. This is the legacy that Canada was built upon.
Tear down the statues of the ‘Founding Fathers’. Rename the infrastructure that was named in honour of these men. I don’t fucking care if John A. MacDonald was the first Prime Minister of this country. He bears responsibility for the murder of these children. That is his legacy. Someone responsible for the murder of 966 children doesn’t deserve a fucking statue in the middle of parliament.