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Tragic discovery of the remains of 215 children discovered under the earth in B.C.

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28 mei 2021

Some were as a young as three years old.

They went missing and many at the school thought they had run away.

But that wasn’t the case.

The children were students at the Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia that closed in 1978, according to the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Nation, which said the remains were found with the help of a ground penetrating radar specialist.

Canada’s residential school system forcibly separated indigenous children from their families, and constituted a “cultural genocide.”

The report documented horrific physical abuse, rape, malnutrition and other atrocities suffered by many of the 150,000 children who attended the schools, typically run by Christian churches on behalf of Ottawa from the 1840s to the 1990s.

More than 4,000 children died while attending residential school. The deaths of the 215 children buried in the grounds of what was once Canada’s largest residential school are believed to not have been included in that figure and appear to have been undocumented until the discovery. (REUTERS)

We take a look back at a conversation with Elder Barney Williams and Shirley Williams who both survived residential schools on opposite ends of the country. They sit down with Lorna Dueck and Justice Murray Sinclair, head of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, to recount the trauma of being taken away from their families in their formative years.
The purpose of the residential schools were to separate children from their families, to remove the cultural impact. As a result, both Shirley and Barney say they were made to feel ashamed of their culture and identity. Like so many Indigenous people, this trauma is passed down through generations.

Support is available for anyone who needs it following these latest reports.
A national Indian Residential School Crisis Line provides emotional and crisis referral services. They are available 24-hours at 1-866-925-4419.

And the Indian Residential School Survivors Society can be contacted toll-free at 1-800-721-0066.

Justin Trudeau on Indigenous Issues in Canada: The VICE News Interview

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2 mei 2016

Dozens of isolated indigenous communities in Canada have recently declared states of emergency due to suicide epidemics, unclean water, and a lack of adequate infrastructure.
 
Amid these crises, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a historic visit last week to Shoal Lake 40, an isolated First Nations reserve that has been without clean water for two decades. It is extremely rare for sitting prime ministers to visit reserves, and the trip, organized with the local chief and council of Shoal Lake 40 in coordination with VICE and the office of the prime minister, will be part of an upcoming VICELAND documentary on the issues plaguing indigenous communities.
 
Trudeau spent several hours with the residents of Shoal Lake 40 before speaking to VICE News about the government’s complex relationship with First Nations, and what his new Liberal government says it will do to help solve the many problems the communities face.
 
Read “How VICE Brought Canada’s Prime Minister to a Remote Indigenous Community“ – http://bit.ly/1Y3se9B
 
Read “Justin Trudeau: ‘We Have Discriminated Against Indigenous Children for Generations'” – http://bit.ly/1SXFaiW

1 Saskatchewan residential school survivor recalls burying student, in wake of unmarked graves find

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25 jun. 2021

Saskatchewan’s Cowessess First Nation says an estimated 751 unmarked graves have been found at the site of the former Marieval Indian Residential School, which operated from 1899 to 1997.

The discovery was made using the same ground-penetrating radar technology that found 215 remains in a mass burial site at a former B.C. residential school in May.

Ryan Kessler spoke to a survivor from the Marieval school, who remembers burying a young student.

As Eric Sorensen explains, Canada had about 140 residential schools in its system, and while the latest discovery is horrific, Indigenous communities say it’s far from surprising.

Anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of their residential school experience can access this 24-hour, toll-free and confidential National Indian Residential School Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419.

2 New Heritage Minute explores dark history of residential schools

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22 jun. 2016

New Heritage Moments have been released to mark National Aboriginal Day. Some worry one of them is too unsettling, but others say it’s important to know every aspect of Canada’s history. 
Click here for the full story: http://www.cbc.ca/1.3643363
 
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3 Heritage Minutes: Chanie Wenjack

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21 jun. 2016

The story of Chanie “Charlie” Wenjack, whose death sparked the first inquest into the treatment of Indigenous children in Canadian residential schools. The 84th Heritage Minute in Historica Canada’s collection.
 
Read more on Chanie Wenjack on the Canadian Encyclopedia: http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca…

4 Inside The Mohawk Institute Residential School

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30 sep. 2020

Mel visits The Mohawk Institute Residential School to learn about the conditions and stories of residential schools.
 
elijah asefa
This is the sanitized version. Google Kevin Annett if you want the unfiltered truth. If you have the stomach for it.
Tawny Jewel
this just breaks my heart 🙁
Maryna Stanishevska
It’s so inhuman 😥
 
Aidan Oliver
Sad what they went through
Simon Salatandre
Looks like opportunity knocks with the recent discovery of 215 unmarked graves at a residential school in Kamloops.
Marcia Tex
My mom went to that school. My dad went to another. She learned how to survive and she’s a tough woman now. She even went on a vengeance to bullying the residential school teachers kids while attending and had to stay even during holidays. Her and my auntys names are etched on to the bricks outside of there..
 

5 Survivor Geronimo Henry recalls his experience at the Mohawk Institute Residential School

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30 sep. 2020

Mel visits the Mohawk Institute Residential School to learn more about what it was like for Indigenous children sent to residential schools. One of the survivors, Geronimo Henry recalls his experience at the school as a child.

6 From residential school to one of Manitoba’s 1st Indigenous nurses


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20 mrt. 2018

From residential school to one of Manitoba’s 1st Indigenous nurses, Ann Callahan describes how she achieved her dreams despite the challenges. To read more: http://cbc.ca/1.4577447
 
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7 Remains of 215 children found at Indigenous school site in Canada


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29 mei 2021

The remains of 215 Indigenous children have been found at a site of a former boarding school in British Columbia. 
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called the discovery “heartbreaking”. Al Jazeera’s Victoria Gatenby has more.

8 Calls grow from Canada’s residential school survivors to find more lost children across the country

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1 jun. 2021

All over Canada, many people are still coming to grips with the dark discovery of the unmarked graves of 215 Indigenous children discovered at an old residential school in Kamloops, B.C.

But many more Indigenous children across the country lost their lives in Canada’s cruel residential school system. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has identified about 3,200 children who died in the system, but the actual number could be as high as 6,000.

As Heather Yourex-West reports, survivors and Indigenous leaders say it’s time to try harder to find all the lost children who suffered at these institutions and in the years since.

Anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of their residential school experience can access this 24-hour, toll-free and confidential National Indian Residential School Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419.

9 Residential school survivor crisis line flooded with calls since Kamloops findings

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2 jun. 2021

Bruce Allan, a resolution health support worker at the Indian Residential Schools Survivors Society and himself a residential school survivor,says the discovery of remains at the former Kamloops residential school has been triggering for many Indigenous people.

Support is available for anyone affected by their experience at residential schools, and those who are triggered by the latest reports.

A national Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for former students and those affected. People can access emotional and crisis referral services by calling the 24-hour national crisis line: 1-866-925-4419.

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10 Residential school survivor talks about the electric chair at St. Anne’s school

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30 mrt. 2018

St. Anne’s survivor Chris Metatawabin talks about his experience at the notorious school that had an electric chair.

11 Pope Francis’ residential school apology refusal explained


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28 mrt. 2018

Pope Francis will not apologize for the Catholic Church’s role in Canada’s residential schools. A letter released today by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops stated that the Pope can’t personally apologize for residential schools. Father Thomas Rosica of the Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation explains the decision.
 

To read more: http://cbc.ca/1.4596439 Title : Pope

Francis’ residential school apology refusal explained

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12 Cardinal says PM’s calls for church to release residential school documents ‘uninformed’

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6 jun. 2021

Archbishop of Toronto Cardinal Thomas Collins told CBC’s chief political correspondent, Rosemary Barton, that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s comments calling on the Catholic Church to release records from its former residential schools were extremely ‘unhelpful’ and ‘uninformed.’
 
Support is available for anyone affected by the lingering effects of residential schools, and those who are triggered by the latest reports. A national Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for former students and those affected. People can access emotional and crisis referral services by calling the 24-hour national crisis line: 1-866-925-4419.
 
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13 Government believes there are documents within the Catholic Church: Bennett

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6 jun. 2021

Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett told CBC’s chief political correspondent, Rosemary Barton, that she believes there are still documents on residential schools that should be released by the Catholic Church and presented to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.
 
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14 Pope calls for reconciliation, healing over Kamloops residential school discovery

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Pope Francis said on Sunday that he was pained by the preliminary findings of the remains of an estimated 215 children at a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., and urged Canadian political and Catholic religious leaders to seek reconciliation and healing.
 
Support is available for anyone affected by the lingering effects of residential schools, and those who are triggered by the latest reports. A national Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for former students and those affected. People can access emotional and crisis referral services by calling the 24-hour national crisis line: 1-866-925-4419. 

15 Priest says he wants Pope Francis to apologize for residential schools


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5 jun. 2021

Father Ken Thorson of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate tells Power & Politics he wants Pope Francis to apologize for the church’s role in Canada’s residential schools. The Oblates ran the Kamloops Residential School and several others across Canada.
 
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16 Canadian cardinal downplays need for papal apology over residential schools

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10 jun. 2021

The highly influential German Cardinal Reinhard Marx offered his resignation to Pope Francis, citing “the catastrophe of sexual abuse by church officials.” However the Pope turned the offer down. Meanwhile, shock and grief in Canada, after graves of indigenous children are discovered at a former Catholic-run school.
So we ask: The Catholic Church: Power and abuse of power?

17 St Anne’s Residential School video

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4 apr. 2016

This should be compared to the halacost,there no other way to name it.
 
Melody Delgado
And the natives were the true Canadians.
Mango Mini
My heart breaks, ans ny prayers go up to all the living and passed souls. May you find peace in your heart and the evil get exposed and punished.
 
Alesha Solomon
The St. Anne’s Residential School burned down in year 2002 not year 2015. I remember witnessing the flames and the smoke fill up the sky while my mom was holding my hand and trying to cover my eyes.
Austin Franczak
this was a good video for learning
Susan Enberg
Hey Yan, Have you watched the documentary produced by Edmund Metatawabin and I? Title is, “In Jesus’ Name: Shattering the Silence of St. Anne’s Residential School.” Sue
Patrick C
I am an American, and a Christian, and literally heard this for the first time tonight. May these indescribably wicked school employees burn in Hell.

18 Residential school survivor on waiting for reconciliation

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1 apr. 2018

Residential school survivor Wanbdi Wakita says he’s done his part for reconciliation and now it’s up to other Canadians.
 
 
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the funhaus Zoo scea
I had a lot a great ants and uncles that went to the residential schools. my mom’s Dad managed to get away because my Gramps mom married a person off the reserve so before the cops or government officials came they moved out of the reserve to save my Gramps so he wouldn’t be taken away. luckily none of my family has died in the residential schools. I am mohawk Inuit turtle and bear tribe that’s my lineage I just want to share my story.
 
Nani SP
There’s so much pain here you can literally FEEL the suffering this man has seen. What a strong soul.
 
Melody Delgado
I never lived on a rez, but my grandmother was so scared ,she always told me ,don’t tell anyone your Indian, I was born 1949 now I know why she was so scared ,she wouldnt call me little weasel she called me toots.
J. B.
Make the children in your life top priority. They are not just “kids” They are children, your greatest gift.

19 Death at Residential Schools


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21 dec. 2015

This week the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its final report. Among its findings, more details on the scale of tragedy at residential schools. Thousands of children died in that system. And that number only begins to show how lives were erased and loving families were changed forever.
 
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20 Cowessess First Nation chief on ‘heartbreaking’ discovery of unmarked graves

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26 jun. 2021

WARNING: This story contains distressing details. Chief Cadmus Delorme of Cowessess First Nation talks to Ian Hanomansing about how the community is grappling with the discovery of 751 unmarked graves near a Saskatchewan residential school and the historic racism Indigenous people face. 
 
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21 Trudeau says more help coming for residential school survivors

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1 jun. 2021

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says more support for survivors of residential schools are coming following the heartbreaking report of the discovery of children’s remains in Kamloops, B.C.

Support is available for anyone affected by their experience at residential schools, and those who are triggered by the latest reports.

A national Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for former students and those affected. People can access emotional and crisis referral services by calling the 24-hour national crisis line: 1-866-925-4419.

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22 Susie Kicknosway Jones | Residential School Survivor

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1 mrt. 2018

Susie Kicknosway Jones shares her experiences with us as a First Nations person and a Christian. She reflects on her life, the suffering she had endured, and how she lives now as a survivor of the residential school system and a follower of Jesus.

23The Canadian Residential School Documentary

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7 aug. 2020
 
This is the Canadian residential school documentary. Canadian residential schools started in the late 1800s which were a government-sponsored religious school that was established in order to forcefully assimilate Indigenous children into Euro-Canadian culture. The Canadian government’s Department of Indian Affairs (DIA) officially encouraged the growth of the residential school system as a valuable component in a wider policy of integrating Indigenous people into Euro-Canadian society. Residential schools were created by Christian churches and the Canadian government as an attempt to both educate and convert Indigenous youth and to assimilate them into Canadian society.
 
However, the schools have disrupted lives and communities, causing lifelong problems. There are hundreds of scary stories from students who were admitted to the school and how terrible their experiences were. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) considered it to be a cultural genocide, a conclusion that echoed the words of historian John Milloy, who argued that the system’s aim was to “kill the Indian in the child.”

24 Canada’s Cultural Genocide

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4 jun. 2015

 
The findings of a 6-year-long Truth and Reconciliation Commission found that Canada committed “cultural genocide” against its aboriginal population for over a century in order to “gain control over their lands and resources.”

25 Canada’s cultural genocide of Indigenous Peoples


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21 mrt. 2018

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission spoke to thousands of survivors and found that what took place in residential schools in Canada amounted cultural genocide of Indigenous Peoples. So what changes have been made since then?
 
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26 Kukpi7 Chief Rosanne Casimir talks about the findings at the Kamloops residential school | APTN News

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2 jun. 2021

The effort to confirm the presence of graves at the Kamloops residential school was a painstaking process that took years to complete. On May 27, the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Nation, near Kamloops, B.C., announced it had confirmed the mass grave.

The school, operated by the Roman Catholic church between 1890 to 1969 when it was handed over to the federal government. It was the largest residential system in the country with as many as 500 students at one time. According to Kukpi7 Chief Rosanne Casimir, whose mother and grandmother attended the school, there is more work to be done.

She talks with APTN’s Tina House about the discovery and where the community is going to go from here. “We are the responsible caretakers here,” she says. “These children are our responsibility.” • • • APTN National News, our stories told our way.

27 Remains of 215 children reportedly found on grounds of B.C. residential school

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29 mei 2021

A B.C. First Nation believes it has found the remains of over 200 Indigenous children at the former site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School. It housed hundreds of Indigenous children over eight decades.

A National Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for former students and those affected. Access emotional and crisis referral services by calling the 24-hour national crisis line: 1-866 925-4419.

Within B.C., the KUU-US Crisis Line Society provides a First Nations and Indigenous-specific crisis line available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It’s toll-free and can be reached at 1-800-588-8717 or online at kuu-uscrisisline.com. 
 
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28 APTN National News June 1, 2021 – Residential school students show support, MMIWG action plan

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2 jun. 2021

Tonight on APTN National News: Former Mi’kmaq residential school students support their fellow survivors from Kamloops, and the ones who never made it home.
 
The Native Women’s Association goes its own way on an action plan into MMIWG.
 
A group of students erases the name of a residential school advocate from a school in Calgary. • • • APTN National News, our stories told our way.

29 APTN National News June 8, 2021 – How Kamloops news affects survivors, Chantel Moore latest

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9 jun. 2021

Tonight on APTN National News: As the graves discovered in Kamloops receive massive news coverage, we look at how residential school survivors are affected by the information.
 
Officer who fatally shot Chantel Moore during a wellness check will not face charges.
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30 Canadian Residential School


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25 aug. 2013


Canadian Indian Residential School System, children were taken from their families at young ages, and painfully wronged.

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31 First Nations leaders call for federal government to examine residential school sites

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1 jun. 2021

Stephanie Scott, executive director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, is among those calling for protection of former residential school sites after B.C.’s Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation announced the discovery of an unmarked burial site in Kamloops.
 
Support is available for anyone affected by their experience at residential schools, and those who are triggered by the latest reports. 
 
A national Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for former students and those affected. People can access emotional and crisis referral services by calling the 24-hour national crisis line: 1-866-925-4419.
 
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32 Vigils held across the country to remember the children of Kamloops residential school | APTN News

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Kamloops Indian Residential School was the largest such institution in Canada and was located in the band’s territory. 
 
At one point it housed 500 First Nations children from across B.C. 
 
For years, survivors of the school talked of such a grave. 
 
In Winnipeg, shoes and other items were placed on the steps of the legislature building.
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33 Moment of Reckoning — Turning the Page on a Dark Chapter of Our Shared History

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5 jun. 2014

The Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement (2007) set out a number of initiatives and activities aimed at reconciliation between First Nations and Canadians. Former National Chiefs Phil Fontaine and Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, former residential school student Martha Marsden and others discuss their personal experiences with Indian residential schools and some of the specific and broad steps toward reconciliation in this short film documentary by Matt LeMay and AFN.

34 St Mary’s Documentary


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7 mrt. 2018

Listen while three people talk about how they survived the horrors of St. Mary’s Indian Residential School

35 The Wellbriety Journey to Forgiveness


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1 mrt. 2011

Documentary on the Abuses of the Indian Boarding Schools. Discusses the intergenerational trauma in native communities. The “Wellbriety Movement: Journey of Forgiveness” is now available on Youtube, www.whitebison.org , or free on DVD. Email info@whitebison.org for DVD, include mailing address.
 
Marian Squeoch
To my niece Lorrie Adams:  You asked me one time about my experience in government boarding school.   I’ve come to the point in my life when I can talk about it.  One thing I can say is that government boarding school taught me self-determination and independence.  I can describe my being there at the government boarding school as being cultural deprived.  One of these days, I will sit with you and tell you my story.  Awtawishaash
 
Poppy Pocket
This is a beautiful documentary. The truth will set you free. I can’t believe your government hasn’t apologised or let alone openly acknowledge for the abuse of your people, (and I’ve just put that lightly) that has and still does today affect your lives. Don’t let the government hide you away and silence you!!!!! I live in New Zealand and the natives were treated very similar to your elders, the Europeans tried to kill their language, culture and traditions and also their identity (forbidding them to wear their cultural tattoos one in particular the moko on the face) very rarely will you see that nowadays. If or when you do…. The women are beautiful with them. You can tell they a very proud to wear them. This Country’s government had apologised to my people in Samoa for the dawn raid’s that occurred here against my people and for The “Mau” the massacre of the Samoans back home. But thats another story cos anger is starting to set in. Anyhow be strong and have faith because there is hope. There are plenty of people who are supporting you and believe in you. 🙂 If the Maori are still thriving, and the Samoans….. So can you, and you will. God bless you.
Jan Deeg
Where I grew up and still live I saw Western movies and was given the Hollywood-version of the “Indian”‘ a bloodthirsty and fierce person with a lot of pride and attitude! As I became older I realized that this could not be the right depiction of them, so I started to watch a lot of You tube video’s about “Indians”. As I watched them, I became more and more aware of the other story, I know better now, but not everything. Where once there were simple living people, there are now people stricken by grief and not knowing what their real ancient ways were, troubled by alcoholisme and drug abuse. It is, even to me (a dutchman), very sad to see what went on in those days, in the name of government, Church and profit. Thanks to those videos, I will teach my children that my country once was a victim of ww2 and recovered from it, but that a Holocaust has succeeded in another time and another place. I can also tell them that things like alienization of children from their roots, concentrationcamps and the belief in the supremacy of a specific race is not an invention of the nazis. I thank all those people who uploaded these very informative and educational videos.

36 Unseen Tears The Native American Boarding (Residential) School Experience in Western New York Part 3

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4 nov. 2013

 
Unseen Tears Native American boarding school documentary. Native American families in Western New York and Ontario continue to feel the impact of the Thomas Indian School and the Mohawk Institute. Survivors speak of traumatic separation from their families, abuse, and a systematic assault on their language and culture. Western New York Native American communities are presently attempting to heal the wounds and break the cycle inter-generational trauma resulting from the boarding (residential) school experience. Unseen Tears documents the stories of boarding school survivors, their families, and social service providers.
 
Jennifer Chiu
this really is horrible. i really hope that our government learns to educate elementary and high school students about these events, without knowledge of the past – we truly will live in oblivion.
 
 
aj family
My heart breaks to hear him say I got my hands hit, I got the pattle (for doing IT) and really it was for speaking
 
BEEDiAMOND88777
the only reason the kids were happy when they were playing is cuz they were abused and they want to get out of that abuse!
 
Michael Cooper
Very touching. As a descendant of kidnapped African people I know the pain that the Natives are dealing with each and every day. No evil in the biblical scriptures can match the genocide of Native Americans and the dehumanization of African Americans. Whites should feel guilty.
 
alondra Lima
Another reason why not to trust the government
 
Joanne Froehich
They tried to destroy the most beautiful people ever created. Rise up beautiful gems of the earth..you will be treasured

37 Indian Residential Schools Student Documentary

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30 aug. 2011

Student Film on First Nations Residential schools and generational impacts.
 
J SEVER
Good on you, these horrible stories must be told, because of the profound effect it had on our people.
munecamuerta02
This was beautiful. It made me cry, but in a good way.
T Hallson
I hope it’s ok, I showed this video to my class of grade ten students so that they could learn more about residential school survivors and their experiences and feelings. It’s a great video, and I think that the speakers in some ways say more with what is unspoken than a vivid description could express. Megwetch.
 
kitabwalli
Very true, and I could say the same about, eg., Ireland. But it is even worse when the people doing it have impunity because they are ‘white’ and you are not.
E W
Sexual abuse doesn’t just happen in schools. It is happening everywhere. 1 in 5 girls in America is sexually abused by a family member, relative, coach, teacher, friend of family, neighbour, and especially daycare workers.

38- 4.6 Elder memories of Indian Residential School

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3 mrt. 2014

Part of Garnet’s healing process is turning to elders for traditional knowledge and teachings. Learning through oral history is a cornerstone of Aboriginal tradition. So when Garnet’s 93-year-old great-uncle Henry (Ogemah) Ackewance summoned him to his home on the Lac Seul First Nation, Garnet went. Henry wanted to tell Garnet about what happened to him when he attended residential school, beginning around 1927. During their conversation (in Ojibwe), Henry told Garnet details about early life on the reserve that possibly no other living person knows. He also shared many stories from the early days of Pelican Indian Residential School. Sadly, Henry passed away one year after this interview, taking so much knowledge with him.
 
lucy Ingram
I think everyone should know this information.
sasquatch brett
Psychology explains the stronger the emotion around the event; the longer lasts the memory of that event. How dare Church & Government do that to children!
denegirl31
Aww such a gentle soul
 
3dgun
Thanks for this, This is the only way people are going to get an understanding of what actually happened at these schools. Through the elders themselves. It’s a shame this had to happen in their generation, causing a ripple effect among future generations but, I see us learning from this and not allowing it to happen again.

39 – In 1967, 10 Indigenous athletes ran the Pan Am Games torch 800 km to Winnipeg | Run As One

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6 feb. 2018

In 1967, 10 Indigenous men ran the Pan Am torch from Minneapolis to the opening ceremonies in Winnipeg. When they arrived, the torch was taken away and handed to a white athlete. This is their story. #CBCShortDocs

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In 1967, Winnipeg hosted the fifth Pan American Games. 10 young Indigenous athletes from First Nations across Manitoba were selected to run the Pan Am torch from Minneapolis to Winnipeg — an 800 km, once-in-a-lifetime journey.

But just before the athletes arrived at the opening ceremonies, the torch was taken from them. It was handed to a non-Indigenous athlete, who carried the torch into the stadium.

The runners were sent to a diner across the street, where they watched the opening ceremonies on TV.

50 years later, the runners reunite at the same Winnipeg restaurant to share their memories, and to discuss the injustice and disappointment they faced at the end of their journey.

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For more unique perspectives, new voices, and innovative storytelling, check out our Short Docs playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyBdAUI4LX9jRNc2Ep5mc5qtLDMJdmX7o
 
Janet Pelletier123
6:00 – the silk shorts. I love this part. It makes me laugh so much.
 
준요리사비스킷-Z
Hello lads, English student here. I watched the documentary and am currently wondering what the thesis of the documentary is, if anyone is willing to share, please do help me out. thanks
Genny Mckay
A story of hope and resilience.
Mark Little
Another sad story of our treatment of the 1st Nations people.The more I see the more I am ashamed of my country.
 
 
Entertaining
hi everyone I am a student studying on this incredible story !there is a question i don not understand, which is, What is the tone of the text? What helps create this tone? I hope someone can help me!!!
 
statuslow
This is a good example of white privilege taking credit from peoples who really participated in hard work.
 
 
Juba_2o4 TheKillingMachines
awesome i enjoyed it and and amazing film
Passed Times
The race riots in Minneapolis back then are a small precursor of what is happening in Minneapolis, and other areas of the county now. I was happy for the dialogue with the African American(s) at that time. He was right, as you are aware. At first I was angry and hurt for you to be stopped at the entrance and not allowed to finish. Having to hand the torch over to a white runner. I’m so ashamed that this happened. But when you came in the canoes in 1999, I cried with happiness for you all. 32 years to complete, but complete you did! I applaud you for not showing any anger for being denied for that long. Chi-miigwech.
Kinğ-Som Boy
I LIKE IT, FOR SURE.
Waryaa Moxamad
No shocker even if it happened an hour ago… Canada was and is still a product of the racial ideology the revered Sir Winston Churchill so eloquently put it: ( fyi – There is at least one street still named after him in Canada) ““I do not admit, for example, that a great wrong has been done to the Red Indians of America or the Black people of Australia. I do not admit that wrong has been done to these people by the fact that a stronger race, a higher-grade race, a more worldly wise race, to put it in that way, has come in and taken their place.” Maybe why we have relatively recently put aside the pretense of a fair member at the U.N, and instead become openly eager to jump into every American imperial adventure…The world community has taken notice, and it was no surprise that Canada was rejected for a seat at the UNSC under the Harper government… The truth is that a significant portion of white Canada agrees with Winston’s racial ideology, and still hold deep prejudices, and no they are not limited to white working class.

40 Momentum’s Statement on Kamloops Residential School Discovery


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3 jun. 2021

It is through our collective sadness that we will learn, listen and envision a better future. Momentum’s Executive Director, Jeff Loomis gives a statement on the Kamloops Residential School mass grave discovery. Read our full statement: https://momentum.org/momentums-respon…

41 Experiences in Residential School

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25 mei 2017

Clark Paul recounts his experiences at Shubenacadie Residential School, religion, and abuse. He discusses the legacy of his experiences in his life as a parent and addict.
 
Ada Kwan
So sad to hear these! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Silver Raven
I am so sorry for these atrocities on our Indigenous nation.

42 Cardinal Thomas Collins Comments on Residential Schools

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6 jun. 2021

Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, comments after the discovery at the former Kamloops Residential School.

43 Murray Sinclair: Importance of Truth and Reconciliation

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6 jul. 2021

Tonight, we kick off a special summer series, looking back at some of the most important and notable stories we’ve covered on The Agenda. From 2017 and 2020 respectively, Justice Murray Sinclair reflected on the progress of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission and why it should continue to matter to all Canadians. Then, after Murray Sinclair announced his retirement from Canada’s senate, he spoke to Steve Paikin about his accomplishments and challenges, Canada’s reckoning with its treatment of Indigenous people, and his future plans.

44 Truth and Reconciliation, Kamloops

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12 sep. 2013

This video was created in support of the Truth & Reconciliation event being hosted at Thompson Rivers University on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. The purpose of this event is to educate those who were not aware of what took place at the Indian Residential Schools in Canada. Knowing the truth of what happened in Canada’s past is essential to reconciling what has happened to the aboriginal peoples and to working on a healthier future by establishing new relationships and building a brighter future.
 
Bernie bunz
My heart goes to those people who were abuse n tortured n killed ! People responsible will burn in hell for a long time since forever never ends
Nuna Watson
Fantastic Dennis Saddleman, how true how true!
Thehula Gram
Everything done in the dark will be brought to light.
Nancy currie
The queen and Philip visited there in 1964, I wonder why?
mary mary
Youtube: The orgins of TURKIC people. DNA Haplogroups are the same blood. You are ASIAN people.
mary mary
Istabul Turkey/mongolia/South Siberia/Northern China..It’s time to reconnect with your homelands and the lost languages.Exodus 22..Gods grace is for all..The catholic church is babylon the apocalytic beast and those monsters don’t want to stop. There is no part in the bible that permits child abuse. The catholic letters are lies!! I’m sorry for these atrocities. Truth and reconciliation: I’m a native turk too and so are canadian natives.
Al Tela
Le grand responsable est le gouvernement CANADIEN avec son INDIAN ACT (suprémaciste blanc anglais et protestante) et la religion CHRÉTIENNE dont le CATHOLICISME FRANCOPHONE ET IRLANDAIS ANGLOPHONE fut responsable de 20% des pensionnats et 80% des autres pensionnat appartenait aux religions PROTESTANTES ANGLOPHONES. Dans le fond le GOUVERNEMENT FÉDÉRAL n’a jamais complètement réglé le problème, qu’il a créé qui est l’INDIAN ACT et les RELIGIONS sont des usines à intolérance envers tous ceux qui ne sont pas de même confession qu’eux à différents degrés, dont le plus bas degré est l’hypocrisie.
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45 Canadians have a responsibility to face the dark past of residential schools “head on”: BC Premier

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1 jun. 2021

Canadians have a responsibility to face the dark past of residential schools “head on”: BC Premier

British Columbia Premier John Horgan addressed the B.C. Legislature on Monday, after the discovery of the remains of 215 children in a mass grave on the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, calling it “unimaginable.”

The premier said that Canadians have a responsibility to face “head on” the terrible legacy of residential schools in Canada and the treatment of Indigenous peoples, and said that for legislators, acting on the Truth and Reconciliation commission’s calls to action is the “least that we can do.”

The B.C. Opposition House Leader Peter Milobar also addressed the legislature, saying he was left “speechless” by the discovery at the Kamloops residential school, adding we must “reaffirm our steadfast commitment to meaningful reconciliation.”

The House also heard from Green Party Leader Adam Olsen, who called out Horgan for referring to the Kamloops discovery as “unimaginable” and said that for Indigenous people “it is not shocking, nor is it unimaginable.”

46 Indigenous chief to Trudeau: Turn over residential school records

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16 jul. 2021

There are warnings that the search for the unmarked graves of Indigenous children in Canada will discover many more victims.
 
More than a thousand have been found so far, but researchers say they are expecting to find more.
 
Al Jazeera’s Alexi O’Brien reports.

46 What will a US investigation into Native American boarding schools uncover? | The Stream

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Beginning in the 19th century, the US government funded a system of boarding schools where hundreds of thousands of Indigenous children were forcibly removed from their families, taught to shun their cultural heritage and assimilate to white Christian customs. Also known as “Indian residential schools”, the system included at least 367 institutions run by various US church groups from 1819 until the end of the 1960s. According to former attendees, children were poorly cared for and many endured physical abuse, sexual abuse and forced labour.

Now the US Department of the Interior wants an investigation with a focus on finding records of children who died while they attended the schools and locating unmarked graves. The investigation’s announcement followed recent discoveries of nearly 1,000 secret graves at three former schools for Indigenous children in Canada.

A modern and comprehensive study of boarding schools and their forced assimilation policies has never been done by the US government, and much of its history – including the official number of schools and its attendees – is still not known. Advocates of boarding school survivors say the institutions have been a major source of intergenerational trauma felt in Native American communities to this day.

In this episode of The Stream, we’ll discuss the legacy of Native American boarding schools and what a federal investigation of its abuses will mean to Native communities.

 

What will a US investigation into Native American boarding schools uncover? | The Stream – Blog

 
 

Interview With St. Anne’s Residential School Survivor

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*For use of this video, please contact the owner Roberta Nakoochee at rnakoochee@gmail.com* For my grade 12 English final task, I had to write a report on a topic. I chose to do residential schools since it is something that has affected my family. This is an interview with my dad, Simeon Nakoochee, a residential school survivor. He went to the St. Anne’s Indian Residential School in Fort Albany, Ontario

47 These Boys Went Through Hell: The Dozier School of Horrors

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4 jul. 2021

In today’s true crime documentary, we’re covering the true horror story behind the Dozier School For Boys.
 
 

48 Dozier School for Boys, Part 1: “The White House Boys” | AWARE | WSRE

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3 dec. 2015

The first of a multi-part Aware series on Florida’s Dozier School for Boys, a Panhandle reform school notorious for brutality and inmate deaths.

49 Dozier School for Boys, Part 2: “The Community Speaks Out” | AWARE | WSRE

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3 dec. 2015

The second part of a multi-part Aware series on Florida’s Dozier School for Boys, a Panhandle reform school notorious for brutality and inmate deaths

50 Reckoning at St.Anne’s | APTN Investigates

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14 apr. 2018

Ten years after the historic federal apology, former students of the notorious St. Anne’s Residential School in Ft. Albany ON. are still fighting to have their stories told.
 
Many survivors have accused the federal government of suppressing and denying evidence of widespread abuse- including the use of an electric chair.

51 Wawahte: Stories of Residential School Survivors – FULL DOCUMENTARY

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25 okt. 2016

Wawahte is an educational documentary based on the book of the same title by Robert P. Wells, first published in 2012. It tells the story of Indian Residential Schools from the perspective of three of its survivors.
 
This documentary is free to be screened for elementary and high school students. Author Robert Wells and producer John Sanfilippo are available for screenings and discussion. They can be contacted via the Wawahte website. www.wawahte.com
 

52 Former residential school child-care workers say they wish the school had never existed

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5 jul. 2021

Nancy Dyson and Dan Rubenstein worked at St. Michael’s Indian Residential School on Vancouver Island in 1970 as child-care workers. They say after speaking out about neglect and abuse at the school to federal authorities they were fired the next day.
 
A national Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for former students and those affected. People can access emotional and crisis referral services by calling the 24-hour national crisis line: 1-866-925-4419.
 
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The Canadian Residential School Documentary

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7 aug. 2020

This is the Canadian residential school documentary. Canadian residential schools started in the late 1800s which were a government-sponsored religious school that was established in order to forcefully assimilate Indigenous children into Euro-Canadian culture. The Canadian government’s Department of Indian Affairs (DIA) officially encouraged the growth of the residential school system as a valuable component in a wider policy of integrating Indigenous people into Euro-Canadian society. Residential schools were created by Christian churches and the Canadian government as an attempt to both educate and convert Indigenous youth and to assimilate them into Canadian society.
 
However, the schools have disrupted lives and communities, causing lifelong problems. There are hundreds of scary stories from students who were admitted to the school and how terrible their experiences were. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) considered it to be a cultural genocide, a conclusion that echoed the words of historian John Milloy, who argued that the system’s aim was to “kill the Indian in the child.”

53 Throwing Away a Cops Phone!!

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29 jun. 2021

Hmm, maybe he got what was coming!!
 
Welcome to the world-famous Just for Laughs Gags, we’ve been playing silly pranks on unsuspecting people in public and capturing hilarious reactions with hidden cameras.