Bellegarde on mass gravesite: 'It's not just one school, it's across Canada' 1

Bellegarde on mass gravesite: ‘It’s not just one school, it’s across Canada’

 

AFN Chief Perry Bellegarde and Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Chief Bobby Cameron discuss the legacy of residential schools.

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14 comments

  1. My Grandmother attended Residential School in Sardis and my mother in Port Alberni many children have died in care of these schools right across Canada I really really hope we can find all the children’s bodies and return them to their home towns and villages

    1. I am sorry for the pain your family has endured. Those children were loved and wanted and the government and the church treated them as if they were not even human. That needs to be redressed.

    2. @Freed Peeb Did you consider that life at home was a horror for many children. Did you consider the truth that many parents wanted the schools because they were off trapping and hunting.

    3. @G C You speak from ignorance. These children came from communities that had cared for their children for hundreds of years and trapped and hunted.

    4. @Freed Peeb I guess you don’t know the historical truth that when Europeans came to Canada the tribes were warring with each other moving toward extinction. The conquering British were a benevolent group.

  2. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission started with an ending decided. Residential School students who gave positive feedback were shouted down. The cash from Ottawa flowed freely.

    1. Yes, each cemetery is a cash grab whether it is a result of a legitimate health problem or not. The milking shall continue.

  3. What a horrific and painful event Words fall short to describe the feelings. If Canada fails to find the truth, prosecute the guilty, repair and reconcile with the victims, it will be a real shame to be Canadian. It was a genocide against children, CHILDREN! True justice is needed, in action not words.

  4. We Canadians watched the update of Minister Miller and we totally agree with the Gran Chief Bellagarde and the MINISTER MILLER THAT THE DECISION OF WHAT HAVE TO HAPPEN SHOULD COME WITH THE INITIATIVES AND RESOLUTIONS OF THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES.
    AS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SAID IT WILL BE THERE FOR THEM TO SUPPORT IN ANY WAY THAT THE MINISTRY IS ABLE TO DO.
    FOR THE MOMENT THEY FREE FROM TODAY 27.000.000 of dollars to the INDIGENOUS PEOPLES TO START MORE EXCAVATION AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS THAT THEY HAVE.
    WE CANADIANS LIKE ALL THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES WANT AND NEED IS THE PUBLIC APOLOGY OF THE POPE. FOR CRIMES THAT ARE UNIMAGINABLE TO THINK THAT A RELIGIOUS INSTITUTION WERE CAPABLE OF DOING TO INNOCENTS CHILDREN. ,WE APPEAL TO THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AUTHORITIES IN THIS COUNTRY TO TALK TO THE POPE AND REVERSE HIS POSITION, KNOWING THAT JUST THE APOLOGY WILL HELP TO HEAL THE TRAGIC CONSEQUENCES OF THIS GENOCIDE.
    WE CANADIANS HOPE THIS AWFUL EXPERIENCE WILL BRING SOMETHING POSITIVE AND WE SUPPORT THE INICIATIVES OF THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND MINISTER MILLER!!!

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