ÜThe remains of 215 indigenous Canadian children have been discovered on the property of the so-called boarding school in Canada. Rosan Casimir, the head of the Aboriginal group that lives there, said she was found during radar investigations into properties near Kamloops in western Canada. To our knowledge, these are undocumented deaths. Some of them were only three years old. “
The boarding school operated on the site between 1890 and 1977 – a type of boarding school that there were thousands of in Canada in which children were forced to enroll by the natives. Casimir announced that a full report of the discoveries would follow.
‘A dark and shameful chapter’
The Prime Minister said the news broke his heart Justin Trudeau On Friday via the short message service Twitter. “It is a painful memory of this dark and shameful chapter in the history of our country.”
Trudeau has apologized to the indigenous peoples of the country and Canada is working to reconcile the matter. However, discrimination and inequality persist.