KAMLOOPS, B.C. - The remains of 215 children have been found buried on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C.
Chief Rosanne Casimir of the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation said in a news release Thursday that the remains were confirmed last weekend with the help of a ground-penetrating radar specialist.
Casimir called the discovery an “unthinkable loss that was spoken about but never documented at the Kamloops Indian Residential School.”
She said it’s believed the deaths are undocumented, although a local museum archivist is working with the Royal British Columbia Museum to see if any records of the deaths can be found.
Some of the children were as young as three, she said.
The school was once the largest in Canada’s residential school system.
“Given the size of the school, with up to 500 students registered and attending at any one time, we understand that this confirmed loss affects First Nations communities across British Columbia and beyond,” Casimir said in the release.
This is just one issue in a long line, that will not change much of anything, given that the natives have not thrown the crosses off their lands for Totem Poles.
Natives have lost their self respect and kiss the cross that is still trying to destroy their culture, --- and bend the knee to governments that abuse them while looting their lands.
I like natives and married one, but if someone tried to do to this white man what my fellow white men are doing to natives, I would load my guns and start burning crosses.
Christianity, arguably, almost singlehandedly created the conditions that decimated 95% of North America's indigenous tribes.
Natives thank us by keeping our white Jesus and paying his cross bearers way so that they might continue their abuses.
I do not know how native peoples regains self respect, while kissing the ring of a vile Church sent by an equally vile government.