The news of 215 unmarked graves around Kamloops Residential School is devastating. But Kamloops is only one school site. Across Canada, children were sent out to play on the unmarked graves of other children. The deaths were unrecorded. The families remained uninformed.  This is the definition of “crime against humanity”: 

Rosanna Deerchild writes “Canada must convene searches of all former residential school sites for more buried children.” And she points out via hashtag: #reconciliationisyourwork. So here I write as one of the “your.” How can we help make this happen?

Here’s a petition we can all sign, started by Crystal Fafard in Saskatoon:

#215children #bringthemhome #takethemhome

About Arden Ogg

Arden Ogg is Director of the Cree Literacy Network, launched in 2010 with the goal of creating Cree language literacy materials suitable for use by learners of all ages.
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