A country that closed its eyes

215. The numbers astounded and horrified us. The discovery last week of children found buried in individual graves in the grounds of a former residential school at Kamloops has again brought into sharp focus the heartbreaking truth of how Canada treated and killed the Indigenous peoples of the land. It is a horrific reminder of the legacy of the residential school system and Canada’s apparent moving on from the reality of its past and its future by implementing only 10 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action. 94 Calls to Action. A spark of hope towards the decolonization of a country. Instead progress on moving the country forward towards reconciliation has been slow. There are land acknowledgements but little else. Instead blustering is filled with questioning what…

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