Editors Choice

Canada: Mass Graves of Children as Young as Three Found in Roman Catholic Boarding School Grounds

Roman Catholic missionaries ran boarding schools for 150,000 indigenous children and where sexual and physical abuse was rife.

Canada finds 160 more unmarked graves

Indigenous chief Joan Brown said the Penelakut tribe had to “face the trauma because of these acts of genocide.” Canadian PM Justin Trudeau said his “heart breaks” at the discovery.

JUL 14, 2021 | REPUBLISHED BY LIT: JUL 16, 2021

Calls for an investigation into “crimes against humanity” in Canada intensified after 160 more unmarked graves of Indigenous children were found on Tuesday at the site of another Roman Catholic boarding school.

The discovery of the undocumented, unmarked graves at the former Kuper Island residential school in British Columbia brings the number of children’s bodies found to over 1,000 in recent months, prompting horror and anger among people in Canada and abroad.

“We are at another point in time where we must face the trauma because of these acts of genocide,” said Penelakut Tribe Chief Joan Brown, the tribe of the dead children in a letter written on July 8.

What have indigenous tribes said?

Bob Chamberlin, a former vice president of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs, said the discovery is “the tip of the iceberg,” suggesting that many more unmarked graves were still to be discovered.

“We understand that many of our brothers and sisters from our neighboring communities attended the Kuper Island Industrial School,” said Brown. “We also recognize with a tremendous amount of grief and loss that too many did not return home.”

The 160 mass graves were found on Penelakut Island, situated between Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia.

How has the government reacted?

The Roman Catholic Church ran what it called the Kuper Island Indian Industrial School from 1890 to 1969. The government took it over until 1975, when it closed down and the building was demolished in the 1980s.

“My heart breaks for the Penelakut Tribe and for all the Indigenous communities across the country,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday.

“I recognize these findings only deepen the pain that families, survivors and all Indigenous peoples and communities are already feeling as they reaffirm the truth that they have long known,” Trudeau said on Tuesday.

“To members of the Penelakut Tribe, we are here for you. We cannot bring back those who are lost, but we can and will continue to tell the truth,” Trudeau said.

What other unmarked graves were found?

Last June, ground-penetrating radar raised the alarm about 182 corpses at a former residential school in Cranbrook, also in British Columbia.

It came just a week after the Cowessess First Nation found 600 unmarked graves 85 miles (135 kilometers) east of Saskatchewan’s capital, Regina, at the former location of the Marieval Residential School.

In May, investigators found the remains of 215 children, some as young as three years old, on what was once Canadaꞌs biggest indigenous residential school close to Kamloops in British Columbia.

From the 1800s to the 1970s, Roman Catholic missionaries ran boarding schools for 150,000 indigenous children where the government has admitted sexual and physical abuse was rife.

Two New Democratic Party lawmakers have called for authorities to investigate “crimes against humanity” in residential schools.

Catholic Priests Target Truth And Reconciliation in Latest Promise.

An order of Catholic priests has pledged $100m in reparations to descendants of Black people it enslaved and sold, in the largest initiative of its kind by the church.

Do Catholic Knights Follow and Apply Their Own Commandments as Federal Judges in Judicial Orders and Opinions?

The shame for new law clerks today is they are entering a very corrupt judiciary who delegate a substantial amount of case opinion writing to these clerks. These judges train them in the art of how to write a manipulated opinion for the judges’ preferred party, not necessarily the party who should obtain judgment in their favor.

Fifth Circuit Judge Kyle Duncan is Transparent as the Burkes’ Watch His Moves.

Judge Dennis dissents quoting that the case majority (Judges Duncan and Elrod) relies upon was decided under Mississippi state law, rather than, as here, the federal common law.

Canada: Mass Graves of Children as Young as Three Found in Roman Catholic Boarding School Grounds
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Laws In Texas first started as an independent investigative blog about the Financial Crisis and how the Banks and Government are colluding against the citizens and homeowners of the State of Texas, relying upon a system of #FakeDocs and post-crisis legal precedents, specially created by the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to foreclose on homeowners around this great State. We are not lawyers. We do not offer legal advice. That stated, LIT's Blog has grown tremendously during the three or so years it has been operating and our reach is now nationwide as we expand via our micro-blogs in various states. Join us as we strive to bring back justice and honor to our Judiciary and Government employees, paid for by Citizens.

Donate to LawsInTexas. Make a Difference.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

We keep your data private and share your data only with third parties that make this service possible. See our Privacy Policy for more information.

© 2020-2023 LawInTexas com is an online trading name which is wholly owned by Blogger Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) registered in Delaware. | All Rights Reserved.

To Top