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    Remains of 215 children found at Canadian Indigenous school

    The remains of 215 children have been found buried at the site of a former residential school in Canada established more than a century ago to assimilate indigenous people into mainstream society, according to a local Aboriginal community.

    An expert spotted the human remains last weekend using geo-radar at the site of the former residential school near Kamloops, British Columbia, the Tk'emlups te Secwepemc Aboriginal community said in a statement.

    "Some were as young as three years old," Chief Rosanne Casimir said.

    She said the deaths of the children, which are not known, and when they occurred, were never documented by the school's management, even though their disappearance had been reported in the past by members of the community.

    The preliminary findings of the investigation are expected to be published in a report in June, Casimir said.

    In the meantime, the community is working with the provincial medical examiner and museums to try to shed light on this horrific discovery and find any documentation related to the deaths.

    "I am heartbroken," Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reacted on Twitter. "This is a sad reminder of this dark chapter in our history. My thoughts are with all those affected by this heartbreaking news."

    Trudeau has made reconciliation with Canada's First Peoples one of his priorities since taking office in 2015.

    The former residential school, run by the Catholic Church on behalf of the Canadian government, was one of 139 such institutions set up in the country in the late 19th century and which existed until the 1990s.

    The Kamloops residential school opened in 1890 and had up to 500 students by the 1950s. It was closed in 1969.

    Some 150,000 First Nations, Métis and Inuit children were forcibly conscripted into these schools, where they were cut off from their families, language and culture.

    Many were subjected to ill-treatment or sexual abuse, and at least 3,200 died there, most of them of tuberculosis, according to the findings in 2015 of a national commission of inquiry.

    The commission had heard testimony from several Native Americans who said that the misery, alcoholism, domestic violence and high suicide rates still plaguing many of their communities were largely a legacy of the residential school system.

    In 1910, the headmaster of the Kamloops institution complained that the Canadian government did not provide enough funding to "adequately feed the students," according to the community's press release.

    Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, said the latest discovery "is once again a reminder of the harms families and survivors suffered and are still suffering."

    "We remain resolved to supporting families, survivors and communities and to memorialising those lost innocent souls," she added.

    Ottawa formally apologised to the survivors of the schools in 2008 as part of a C$1.9 billion (€1.3 billion) settlement.

    They were victims of a "cultural genocide", the national commission of inquiry concluded.

    Remains of 215 children found at Canadian Indigenous school | Euronews

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Some 150,000 First Nations, Métis and Inuit children were forcibly conscripted into these schools, where they were cut off from their families, language and culture.
    Aborigines in Australia

    Maori in NZ (to a lesser degree, but still the same)

    Native Americans in the US


    Horrific.

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    Even in Switzerland not so many years ago...

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    This place in pretty much in my backyard as I look out upon it through my living room window. I taught there back in the mid eighties, after the place was being run by the natives. The finding was no surprise amoung the native people who believe that pretty much all schools of this sort have unmarked burial grounds near the schools. This is going to be a real eye opener for the local non indigenous population, myself included.


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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Aborigines in Australia

    Maori in NZ (to a lesser degree, but still the same)

    Native Americans in the US


    Horrific.

    I think all the above was the English? correct me if im wrong? could include India, Malaya, Singapore,Burma,Vietnam?

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    You could also make some fkin sense.


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    ^havefun is a seppophile. He's trying to imply that the americans werent involved

    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    This place in pretty much in my backyard as I look out upon it through my living room window. I taught there back in the mid eighties, after the place was being run by the natives. The finding was no surprise amoung the native people who believe that pretty much all schools of this sort have unmarked burial grounds near the schools. This is going to be a real eye opener for the local non indigenous population, myself included.
    You taught there ? There must have been a lot of misbehaving students and stuff no ? or was it like boot camp

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    Quote Originally Posted by havnfun View Post
    I think all the above was the English? correct me if im wrong? could include India, Malaya, Singapore,Burma,Vietnam?
    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    You could also make some fkin sense.
    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    ^havefun is a seppophile. He's trying to imply that the americans werent involve
    LOL, Lucky for cyrill that I didn't include the Dutch or Spaniards, or maybe the Norse and heavens forsake that I mention the Arabs

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Some 150,000 First Nations, Métis and Inuit children were forcibly conscripted into these schools, where they were cut off from their families, language and culture.
    I forgot? What was the number of Jews forcibly conscripted into "schools" during 1940-1945?

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    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    taught there back in the mid eighties,

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    The Kamloops residential school opened in 1890 and had up to 500 students by the 1950s. It was closed in 1969.
    really? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    I will explain my reasoning on pushing back on this "Euro"v"Ethno" mentality.
    We had a problem in Australia with the Aborigines fucking their kids, to put it bluntly. So in 1995 had a commission to try to stop it. So in my best observation as an outside observer looking back in history, I might think that these types of practices of the homogonis customs are not only detrimental but counter intuitive, (They are making themselves less gene expressive) no wonder Australia was so unadvanced, while Africa had the Pyramids and Europe had Gobekli Tepe and Asia had gun powder. Just think about it? This will hurt some of you to say it, but here we go >>>>>>>>>>.Tasmania.

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    You're kind of rambling on like a meth head there, so can we just get to the point? Do you think it's okay to forcibly remove children from their families, put them in schools to de-Indian them, beat some whiteness into them, sexually abuse them, and then just throw them in the pit when they "accidentally" die?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Originally Posted by harrybarracuda

    The Kamloops residential school opened in 1890 and had up to 500 students by the 1950s. It was closed in 1969.
    really? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    I think 1969 was probably when the Government of Canada took control of the facility from the Catholic. I was through there in about the mid- seventies. I was a Special Ed teacher and I used to take my class over to the facility to encourage inclusion. It was a very big deal out here in B.C.

    Are you KW actually questioning the veracity of my comments?

    A simple yes or no will do fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    taught there back in the mid eighties,
    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    I was through there in about the mid- seventies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    I think 1969 was probably when the Government of Canada took control of the facility from the Catholic. I was through there in about the mid- seventies. I was a Special Ed teacher and I used to take my class over to the facility to encourage inclusion. It was a very big deal out here in B.C.

    Are you KW actually questioning the veracity of my comments?

    A simple yes or no will do fine.
    What was the atmosphere like ? As dark as it seems ?

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    OK i give up, you got me rk and pick, Im a whitey,-----------now what?

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    It was awhile back. So long that I'd have to go to the trouble of locating my paper file with all the exact dates contained, which there is absolutely no chance of me doing in the foreseeable future as I've been out of the job market for a few years now.

    Just looked. It was 77-80.

    You opening your own detective agency KW?

    If so, go look with that eh.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    What was the atmosphere like ? As dark as it seems ?
    I wasn't there all the time, only when I took my Special Ed class over to their Special Ed class so hard to judge the atmosphere. I can't remember seeing any RC folks around at the time but they may have been.

    The Kamloops Indian band has money to burn as they seem to own half the land in the city. The Indian settlement here goes back at least 10,000 years.

    It's a very progressive band.

    There has been talking of turning that massive brownstone structure into an Indigenous University. Now it may become a National monument or the Canadian equivalent. There's talk of creating a Statutory Holiday on the day the massive grave sight was discovered.

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    Don't worry about em Russ, they are typical marxists, Your experiences are not valid because they believe what they have been taught via TV. (operation mockingbird)

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    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    I'd have to go to the trouble of locating my paper file
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    which there is absolutely no chance of me doing in the foreseeable future
    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    Just looked.
    all in one post.


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    Only took me a second to check, so yes, all in one post. So what?

    Lance's Detective Agency.

    It has a ring.


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    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    my Special Ed class
    Lots of questions answered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Lots of questions answered.
    Fair.

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