Home Secretary Deb Haaland announces investigation into Native American residential school



Sooner or later someone finds out where the bodies are buried.

For an institution based on the concept of resurrection, the Holy Mother Church has certainly not grasped the concept that the dead do not always remain buried. His complicity in colonialism – cultural and otherwise – mingled with his own millennial perversity towards human sexuality has led him to horrors which, in their own way, rival the crimes committed against children, and concealed, which have been exposed in the world. over the past 20 years.

The scandal in Ireland surrounding the network of ‘mothers and babies’ homes, in which thousands of babies died and were buried in anonymous mass graves, has shaken the already tenuous relationship between HMC and the country whose government is referred to the Institutional Church for far too long. And, in recent weeks, Canada has found itself confronted with the horrific story of “residential schools” created for its Indigenous children in large part to teach them not to be Indigenous anymore. (This, of course, is also something the Irish of many generations ago have experienced, thanks to the kind services of Her Majesty’s Government.) In the past two weeks, hundreds of unmarked graves have been made. were found at the sites of several residential schools containing the bodies of children who died while held there. From the CBC:

Many … are members of the Catholic Church, he said, and are still grappling with news from last month that a preliminary scan has uncovered the remains of 215 children buried in a former residential school in Kamloops, Colombia. -British, about 200 kilometers to the north. by Hedley. Earlier this week, the Cowessess First Nation said a preliminary scan uncovered hundreds of unmarked graves at the site of the former Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, president of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, previously told CBC News that there were “mixed emotions” about the Catholic Church among members of the Penticton Indian Band. Phillip said some members of the community have “an intense hatred for the Catholic Church when it comes to the residential school experience.”

And now, in the forests of British Columbia, the churches are starting to burn.

Two more Catholic churches on reserves in the southern interior of British Columbia burned down on Saturday morning. Lower Similkameen Indian Band Chief Keith Crow said he received a call around 4 a.m. PT indicating that the Chopaka church was on fire. By the time he arrived about 30 minutes later, he had burned to the ground. “I’m angry,” Crow said. “I don’t see anything positive coming out of it and it’s going to be difficult.”

“It’s devastating. You know, we have a devout Catholic here in our community,” he told CBC host Chris Walker on Monday. “I really don’t want to see any separation in a community.” Crow said he later received a call from the Upper Similkameen Indian Band, near Hedley, telling them that a church on that reserve had also burned down. The Upper Similkameen Indian Band confirmed that St. Ann’s Church was destroyed overnight. A representative of the band these officials are currently working with the RCMP at the site of the fire.

In my experience, Canada has taken its obligations, treaty and otherwise, to its First Nations a little more seriously than we do. All this to underline that this particular raven will very soon come to sit on our capital. Of New York Times:

The initiative is likely to resemble a recent effort in Canada, where the discovery of the remains of 215 children at the site of a former residential school has reignited discussion of the traumatic history and treatment of Indigenous people.

The United States will search federal residential schools for possible burial sites of Native American children, hundreds of thousands of whom have been forcibly removed from their communities to be culturally assimilated into schools for more than a century, announced Tuesday. the Home Secretary. Addressing a virtual conference of the National Congress of American Indians, Home Secretary Deb Haaland said the program “will shed light on the unspoken traumas of the past, no matter how difficult it is.”

“I know this process will be long and difficult,” she said. “I know this process will be painful. It will not erase the grief and loss that many of us feel. But it is only by recognizing the past that we can work towards a future that we are all proud to embrace.

If you want an example of why elections matter and why a diverse cabinet matters even more, Secretary Haaland launching this initiative is all the proof you need. The process will not only be painful, but ugly, and the inevitable reaction even more so. Given how much people accepted the “1619 Project” and its undeniable truth that, to a large extent, slavery built this nation, it will be interesting, not to say disgusting, to see what excuses the whites in. Anger will concoct once the bodies start to emerge from the earth on this side of the border, lies and crimes coming with them like the roots of old poisonous trees.

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